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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 2015 Admission

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014
  • Saturday, January 31, 2015
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Thursday, March 5, 2015
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015

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

Hawks Talk

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

Prospective Students

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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 a variety of audience members.
  • 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.