Appalachian State University's Department of Theatre and Dance, engages in an academic program that provides course work and programs leading to a B.A. in Dance, a B.A. in Theatre, a B.S. with licensure in Theatre, a minor in theatre, a minor in dance, and courses to meet general education requirements in the humanities.
The academic program is enhanced by a strong co-curricular production program that requires the faculty to engage in creative and administrative activity encompassing fully mounted theatre, dance, and touring productions that serve as an outreach component to the region and the state. Student-produced, faculty-supervised laboratory productions also provide co-curricular support.