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Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
351 West University Boulevard


The mission of the department of theatre arts and dance is to provide a nurturing and challenging educational environment which celebrates our history, propels us towards our future, and excels in practical application of theatrical and dance techniques. A rich diversity of theatrical disciplines, dance techniques and technologies combine with an ever-changing array of production opportunities and personalized mentoring by our entire faculty and staff.  Central to our focus as a department is superior teaching; our classroom encompasses the studio, the stage and the technical laboratory.

Program Goal Statement:

- Foster academic excellence through development of programs that meet national standards.
- Promote superior teaching and personalized mentorship in the classroom, studio, stage, and technical laboratory by quality personnel with expertise in their areas of teaching.
- Enhance the cultural and aesthetic experience of our campus, community and region through quality productions, leadership and service learning.
- Embrace our standard of artistic excellence which is enhanced by our strong professional link with the internationally recognized Utah Shakespearean Festival.
- Promote widespread visibility through our active participation with the ACDFA, ACTF, USITT, URTA, ATHE and other professional/ educational organizations.

Educational Goal Statement:

- Provide students with broad practical skills in theatre/ dance with adherence to national standards.
- Provide students with an historical and theoretical knowledge base necessary to sustain and forward theatre/dance as an art form.
- Prepare students for successful transfer to graduate or conservatory programs or pursue professional careers in the performing arts, education or allied fields. Those seeking to become educators will have a strong practical knowledge of theatre/ dance in education.
- Involve students in the creation and presentation of public performances in theatre and dance.
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