Our program offers an array of opportunities exploring a wide range of dramatic literature and movement possibilities in three performance venues. We provide students with the highest caliber of training in theatre and the southern Minnesota region with a multifaceted, high-quality theatrical experience.
Theatre skills of acting, directing, management, design, and crafts, are applicable to the entire entertainment industry, including theatre, film, television, radio, etc. As a communication art form, theatre skills are immediately transferable to sales, personal management, public relations, and anything involving interpersonal communication.
“The Department is so close, we really are all like family..."
"...I have no doubt that any graduate of our program is capable of having a successful career in the professional world."
"The Department of Theatre & Dance is preparing us for the real world..."
“...We learn so much from our amazing faculty but we are also lucky enough to have the chance to learn from the people around us..."
"...The support that we receive from peers, patrons, and faculty is immense and I’m so proud to be studying theatre here.”
We are dedicated to two primary goals: to provide students with the highest caliber of training in theatre and dance that will allow them to create performances of any kind at any level, and to provide the southern MN region with a multi-faceted, high quality theatrical and dance experience.
Our department presents 6 major theatrical productions during the Mainstage season, 4 Studio Season shows and 2 dance concerts in an academic year. We also feature a professional summer stock series, Highland Summer Theatre, featuring four 4 productions utilizing professional actors and students.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is strongly committed to its students and to its audience. It offers the student an array of theatrical and dance opportunities exploring a wide range of dramatic literature and movement possibilities in three performance venues.