The Department of Theater and Dance is Proud to Present the New 2016-2017 Performance Season

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




  • Helen Poster

UCSB’s Theater and Dance is proud to present Helen, by Euripides, directed Greek guest artist Evdokimos Tsolakidis as part of the summer session program.

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The Department of Theater and Dance seeks a contemporary ballet artist who embodies international developments in training, choreography, and performance. 

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for Associate Specialist(s) in Lighting Design. Deadline to apply: August 1, 2016.