Fall Dance Concert - MERAKI: SOUL | CREATIVITY | LOVE, Dec 4-5 in Hatlen Theater

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

2015-2016 Season Brochure


  • Risa Brainin with Bob Stromberg, writer/director, and Omar Sangare, the Artistic Director of the United Solo Festival (from right to left)

Risa Brainin, Department Chair, wins Best Direction for That Wonder Boy at the United Solo Festival in New York City.

Our Acting students get a leg up as they enter the "business" through workshops with Industry professionals, an LA Acting Showcase, and Acting "Reels".