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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


Come see Shakespeare in the Park’s performance of Love’s Labour’s Lost at 7:00, Sat June 4 and Sun June 5 in Anisq’Oyo’ Park, Isla Vista. Students both perform and produce the show. Admission is Free.

  • The Table of Silence

A free performance ritual "The Table of Silence Project UCSB" that commemorates the tragedy of May 23, 2014 will take place at Storke Plaza at noon.

  • An Intimate Conversation with Kathleen Turner Pic 2

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance, An Intimate Conversation with Kathleen Turner. Check out the great pictures from Ms. Turner's residency here.