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 Theatre, Dance, and Performance, presents several productions each year, including the coproduction with Music Theater of a major musical.
IUP Dance Theater is produced by the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance and presents two major concert programs annually.
Footlight Players is a youth theater program hosted by the IUP Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance. 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.
“The Awakening of Spring” Blooms in Waller Hall
“Actually,” Homecoming, and KCACTF
Kemp’s Work With Squonk Opera Performed at Kennedy Center
DeSoto-Jackson Elected Co-President of International Arts Organization
Footlight Players to Perform Three Shows
Theater Major to Represent IUP at PASSHE Student Leadership Institute
Schwartz Contributes Chapters to Two Upcoming Theater Books