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Mission Statements

IUP Department of Theater and Dance Mission Statement

IUP College of Fine Arts Mission Statement

University Vision, Mission, and Value Statements 

The work of our department is to deliver on the promise of an education in theater or dance. The specifics of that promise are found in our mission statement, which is directly related to the mission statements of the College of Fine Arts and the overall university. The mission statement assumes successful students are those who take charge of their own education and become fully engaged with the department.

IUP Department of Theater and Dance Mission Statement

The Department of Theater and Dance is dedicated to both theater and dance as collaborative and highly disciplined fine arts demanding an education that offers an extended view of the world as a part of a liberal and humanistic education. Successful students develop an artistic sensibility and a disciplined work ethic, skills necessary in most endeavors. The department is committed to:

  1. Providing comprehensive course work, from introductory through advanced levels of study, in all major areas of theater and dance
  2. Providing diverse production opportunities at all academic levels to develop students as artists by developing proficiency in one or more of the areas of playwriting, research, performance, and production while stimulating the intellectual growth of both students and faculty members
  3. Augmenting and complementing the cultural offerings of the university community
  4. Establishing a work ethic of collaboration, personal discipline, and respect

IUP College of Fine Arts Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Fine Arts at IUP is to provide excellent programs of study for all of its majors, balancing high professional standards with rigorous and current educational practice, and to provide coursework and programs of an equally high standard in service to majors in other departments which may require arts classes and, as part of the university’s general studies mandate, to the entire university student body.

The College of Fine Arts takes as its special mission the presentation of arts events, including plays, concerts, exhibitions, and recitals, featuring the work of our students and faculty members as well as the work of visiting arts professionals, as a gift of enrichment and as a celebration of the human spirit for the university, the community, and the region.

Finally, the college takes as its mandate and its privilege the inclusion in its presentations, studios, and classrooms the works, thoughts, and performances of a culturally and ethnically diverse world of art.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Vision, Mission, and Value Statements


Indiana University of Pennsylvania shall be among the nation’s leading universities, recognized for student success and educational attainment, research, cultural enrichment, and economic development.


Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a leading public, doctoral/research university, strongly committed to undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarship, and public service.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania engages students as learners and leaders in an intellectually challenging, culturally enriched, and contemporarily diverse environment.
Inspired by a dedicated faculty and staff, students become productive national and world citizens who exceed expectations personally and professionally.

Core Values

Access with Opportunity to Succeed
Engaged Learning
Global Awareness
Shared Governance

  • Theater and Dance Department
  • Waller Hall, Room 104
    401 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2965
  • Fax: 724-357-3885
  • Department Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.