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The Department of Theatre Arts & Dance offers undergraduate degrees in theatre arts, and dance.

Department of Theatre Arts & Dance

Undergraduate bachelor’s degrees are broken down into two categories: Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Fine Arts. The BFA program has a choice of concentration in Acting, Musical Theatre, or Design & Technology. The BA program is a more generalized Theatre Arts degree with coursework in multiple disciplines and areas of interest. Two minors are currently offered: Dance, and Theatre Arts. All BFA majors must audition to be admitted to the program, but BA majors and all minors do not need auditions. All prospective students must be fully admitted by the university to be considered for any Theatre Arts programs.


Each year, multiple theatre productions are performed alongside academic learning. Students have performance opportunities throughout the year to be involved in numerous aspects of production including set design, dramaturgy, technology, acting, musical theatre, costume design, lighting, sound, and stage management. Students are encouraged to participate as much as their schedule allows, with additional opportunities to perform in activities such as Theatre for Change, MavImprov, MavPlays and Theatre Arts Teaching Lab.