The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance allows students to explore multiple disciplines within the department. Students select a curriculum from departmental course offerings that can be tailored to pursue the following emphases:
- dance performance and choreography
- design and technology
- history, literature and dramaturgy
- performer's process
- playwriting and directing
- stage management
- theatre for youth and communities
The B.A. in Theatre and Dance includes flexible elective hours that allow students to combine this degree plan with coursework in other areas as a certification program or double major.
The department produces an annual season of six to eight main stage productions encompassing a wide variety of performance experiences that range from classical to contemporary plays, musical theatre and original scripts. In addition, there are more than 20 performance opportunities each year for students majoring in theatre. Many productions are student-produced, providing opportunities to develop new skills as directors, writers, production managers, designers and dramaturgs.
Want to learn more about the B.A. in Theatre and Dance program from a student perspective? Check out this video of current students answering questions about their experience.