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

2018-2019 Season Brochure


The Department is proud to announce one of our own, Professor Emeritus Alice Condodina, has recieved the 2018 Dickinson Emeriti Award. This award has created the opportunity for Condodina to participate in various projects throughout the year.

Auditions for The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 and The Laramie Project will be Saturday, November 18, 5-10 pm in the Studio Theater. ALL UCSB STUDENTS CAN AUDITION!

Department of Theater and Dance is thrilled to announce the new exciting 2018-2019 Performance Season featuring everything from classics like Hamlet to original student work in New Works Lab.