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Department of Theater and Dance

Music Theater

Welcome to the Department of Theater and Dance at IUP!

  • Challenging undergraduate programs taught by a professionally engaged faculty
  • Creative collaboration in a nurturing, supportive environment
  • Over fifty theater and dance courses in acting, dance, directing, design, and technical theater
  • Six fully realized productions each year in theater, musical theater and dance
  • Many more creative opportunities in studio, touring and workshop productions
  • Participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival with yearly regional and national recognition of our students’ production work
  • Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the only accrediting body for theater in higher education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Audition Dates for Fall 2014 Admission

  • Thursday, December 5, 2013
  • Saturday, February 1, 2014
  • Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Saturday, February 22, 2014—special audition in Philadelphia
    • Location: Advent Lutheran Church, 470 Landis Rd., Harleysville, PA 19438
  • Saturday, March 1, 2014
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014

If you have questions regarding the Fine Arts Days auditions, please contact Toni Apryasz, department secretary, at 724-357-2965 or

Hawks Talk

Meet Theater and Dance students Caitlin Collins and Kristen Schott in these video interviews.

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Footlight Players
For four weeks each summer, professional teaching artists and student interns offer a full-day program Monday through Friday for children 7 to 17.

Department Handbook
Being a major in the Department of Theater and Dance is an exciting challenge on many levels.
Theater-by-the-Grove, produced by the Department of Theater and Dance, presents several productions each year, including the coproduction with Music Theater of a major musical.
Keystone Repertory Theater
Keystone Repertory Theater, IUP’s summer Theater-by-the-Grove, offers a unique collection of classic theater that appeals to the entire family.
  • 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.