About Us

Overview

Two actors in masks
*This photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in both theatre and dance, including a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a Musical Theatre Concentration, and Bachelor of Fine Arts, with concentrations in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Design and Technical Production.

The BA in Theatre is a generalist degree with courses in all areas of theatre. The BA-Musical Theatre concentration and the BFA concentrations offer areas of in-depth study in acting, design and technical production, and musical theatre. Admission to the BA (Musical Theatre concentration only) and BFA programs are by audition/interview only. We have an active production season, producing six full-length plays and three musicals a year, in addition to many informal performances.

The Dance program‘s greatest strength is the diversity of classes offered: in addition to virtuosic training in ballet, contemporary dance and jazz, students are offered a wide range of professional skills including choreography, dance for the camera, pedagogy, lighting and sound design, and anatomy. With this breadth of knowledge students are well placed to achieve a sustainable future in dance, contributing as skilled artists and global citizens.

ARDT performance, two dancers lifting another dancer
*This photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic