Welcome to the Department
of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance fosters a vibrant and stimulating environment that encourages creative self-expression and critical thinking.  Undergraduate programs include intensive, conservatory-style training for actors and dancers, as well as general degrees with a focus on Dance, Design, Directing, Playwriting, Theater and Community and Theater and Performance Studies.  The department's nationally recognized and highly ranked graduate program offers a diverse array of interdisciplinary approaches to performance research within a global orientation.  The department provides a lively forum for faculty to integrate teaching and research, at the cutting edge of their areas of expertise.

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Upcoming Performances

2017-2018 Season Brochure



Department of Theater and Dance presents 2018 International Colloquium on Dance and Performance Studies Serge Lifar and the Interwar Dance Discourses of Neoclassicism (1930-1939) with keynote presentation by Mark Franko. 


We are extremely proud to partner with six other departments and present the First Annual UCSB Arts Walk on Wednesday, April 11 4:30 - 8 pm.

THEATER BFA audition dates are set for the 2018-2019 academic year. Theater BFA auditions will be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from noon to 6pm in TD-W 1507. For more information and the link to register, see the Theater/Dance audition information page.