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Department of Theater and Dance

Theater students on stage

Undergraduate Programs

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.


Explore, Expand, Excel with BA degrees in theater, musical theater, and dance arts at Raise your challenge with the IUP Cook Honors College at  

  • Creative collaboration in a nurturing, supportive environment
  • 10 faculty, 100 students, 50 courses, and unlimited possibilities
  • Six fully realized productions annually
  • More creative opportunities in studio, touring, and workshop productions
  • Participating in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival with yearly regional and national recognition
  • 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 2017 Admission: 

  • Monday, November 14, 2016
  • Monday, December 5, 2016
  • Monday, February 6, 2017
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017*
  • Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
  • Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Monday, April 10, 2017

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

*Audition dates on Mondays are hosted by the Admissions Office and part of the Experience IUP Days. The Saturday audition date is an exception and will not follow the Experience IUP Days schedule.

Footlight Players
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.
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.
Dance Theater
IUP Dance Theater is produced by the Department of Theater and Dance and presents two major concert programs annually.
  • 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.