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Welcome to the Department of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance fosters an inclusive, 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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To read the statement from our Chair, Irwin Appel, click above.

To read the message from Chancellor Yang, click above.

To read our health and safety event protocols, click above. 


The Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a teaching position in Costume Design, with the possibility of costume design work for departmental productions.

In a surprising move, the local school board in Hillsborough County, one of Florida’s populous counties within the Miami metropolitan area, has stirred controversy by announcing a ban on reading select works of Shakespeare in their entirety.

The Department of Theater/Dance invites applications. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.