Rick Kemp teaching a class EXPLORE NEW AVENUES, GROW AS AN ARTIST – Professor Richard Kemp, head of Acting and Directing for the department, has experience as an actor and director in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and Canada that stretches over 30 years.

Ensemble Performance and Academic Skills

Our ensemble of full-time, resident instructors blends ongoing professional performance experience with academic insights. The broad reach of their knowledge is ideal for a program that is as intense as a conservatory, and yet maintains the advantage of a rich, flexible, liberal arts education.

  • Your professors share their professional projects with students, informing the classroom and stage experiences.
  • Dance instructors are founders of professional studios and touring companies. Their blend of business savvy and creativity is a strong combination to guide you.
  • Theater instructors are permanent, resident playwrights, directors, actors, and designers who are committed to your growth and development from beginning to graduation.
  • Faculty members are also published authors and guest speakers whose skills are valued throughout the American theater community.
  • All professors are aware of new trends in entertainment and how they will impact future employment options.