The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University is a destination of choice for performing arts education. With state-of-the art facilities, outstanding faculty, a network of alumni and guest artists, and extensive performance and design opportunities, the School of Theatre and Dance's programs allow students to transform their passions into professions.

Students in the School of Theatre and Dance are immersed in a professional culture that, combined with Kent State's liberal arts foundation, prepares them for a life in the arts. In additions to in-depth coursework, our comprehensive training programs are rooted in a commitment to student success through mentorship and real-life experiences. The School of Theatre and Dance offers programs leading to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. 

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Undergraduate Degrees

Students enrolled in The School of Theatre and Dance can earn Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance Studies and Theatre Studies and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Dance Performance, Design and Technology, and Musical Theatre. Undergraduate students may also pursue a minor in dance or minor in theatre.

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Graduate Degrees

Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance offers graduate programs in Acting, Acting for Returning Professionals, and Design and Technology. Students pursuing the graduate program in Design in Technology will concentrate their studies in one of four areas: Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, or Theatre Technology. All of the graduate programs offered by the School of Theatre and Dance lead to Master of Fine Arts degrees.