Approached with inspiration and openness, the arts can lead to better communication, a fuller sense of identity and worth, and a growing empathy for others. The Department of Theatre and Dance believes that the performing arts are relevant to individual lives, our college community, and the world, and that the arts have the potential to change these things for the better. The faculty bring years of professional acting, directing, producing, designing, and dance experience to the classroom and productions.
Theatre major: Our majors are well-rounded theatre and dance artists who develop discipline-specific skills as well as an understanding of the historical, cultural, and literary traditions of the performing arts. Students gain valuable hands-on experience in every aspect of theatrical productions. They have the opportunity to work on stage and behind the scenes in multiple styles, genres, and theatre periods. A theatre minor is also offered.
Dance minor: Along with getting a strong grounding in technique, dance minors study theatre movement and dance history. They also have many opportunities to perform and even to choreograph.