Mission

From the beginning, the School has had two central goals: to give students superior professional training in theatre and dance and to offer professional quality theatrical productions for the University and the region. The School maintains a strong commitment to an undergraduate-only experience and offers undergraduates numerous opportunities in performance and production. Depending on desire and focus, students can choose from a variety of degrees and concentrations. BFA degrees are offered with concentrations in acting, dance, dance education, design and production, musical theatre, stage management, theatre for youth and theatre education. The BFA curriculum is designed to help students compete successfully for work in the professional arena. For a more traditional liberal arts focus, a BA degree in Theatre Arts is offered. The School also provides educational enrichment for the non-major undergraduate student by providing many opportunities for cultural and academic growth through course work and theatrical productions.