The Department of Theatre and Dance is a collaborative community of artists and scholars – faculty staff and students, aiming to achieve the highest level of excellence in their teaching, learning, research, creative endeavors and outreach to the community and state. Our students explore all aspects of the performing arts through classes, studios and hands-on experiences onstage and behind the scenes. Rooted in the liberal arts traditions, our program prepares students with the skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers in the performing arts and beyond.
Our student body currently consists of 83 undergraduate majors and 77 minors. These students are pursuing their degrees in acting, dance, design and technology and musical theatre. Additionally, students from across campus regularly engage in both production and course work to enhance their liberal arts education.