By choosing among three theater and dance degree concentrations, you can direct your creative talents. In a supportive, interdisciplinary environment, you’ll shape your future as an artist in the entertainment industry, or discover and nurture unexpected interests that may
lead you to related fields that welcome your gifts for self-expression.
Theater, BA with Concentrations in: Performance, Design/Tech/Management, or Theory/Criticism
Musical Theater/Theater, BA
Dance Arts/Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, BA
admission requirements, audition dates, and audition guidelines.
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.
IUP Dance Theater is produced by the Department of Theater and Dance and presents two major concert programs annually.
Footlight Players is a youth theater program hosted by the IUP Department of Theater and Dance. It offers a month-long summer program for ages 7–17 led by professional teaching artists assisted by IUP student interns.
Simulated Patient and Applied Theater Ensemble (SP/ATE)
SP/ATE is an ensemble that gives our students experience in the emerging field of simulated applied theater. We currently provide simulations for nursing and allied health, food and nutrition, and large-scale trauma and crisis response, as well as community-based
improvisational performances developed to address specific social issues.
The Acorn Project
The Acorn Project provides a developmental environment for student actors, designers, playwrights, and directors who wish to create original performance projects in ensemble.
Theater and Dance Students Recognized at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
DeSoto-Jackson Awarded Prize for Innovative Teaching
Passing of Founding Theater and Dance Department Chair Donald Eisen
Desoto-Jackson Presents Invited Workshop on Body Language and Patient Experience
Theater and Dance Hosts Simulation Tour for Frostburg State University Faculty and Staff
Desoto-Jackson Presents Invited Workshop at Smithsonian Latino Center
Schwartz to Publish Chapter in Upcoming Collection on Theater