School of Theatre and Dance | Kent State University

School of Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of their art at one of the nation's highest-ranked public research universities. From dawn until long after dark, the Center for the Performing Arts is alive with students' creative activities.

THEATRE

With conservatory-style training on a liberal arts foundation, the school's professional culture permeates every facet of life and learning. As a result, students cultivate their talents and make the connections necessary for career success. Year-round production opportunities provide students with a high-quality education in our state-of-the-art facilities that include more than 70,000 square feet of learning, performance and design space. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

DANCE

The Dance Program accommodates varying levels of interests through various choices in the field of dance. An interdisciplinary offering allows students the choice to craft a personalized program by combining a curriculum founded in dance technique and dance academics with studies in other subject areas. For those pursuing a career in dance performance, a strong foundation of modern dance, complimented with  jazz and ballet is available. The program includes comprehensive training in dance technique, choreography and performance, in addition to composition, dance history, production, dance education, technology, acting and music. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

Eric van Baars
Director, School of Theatre and Dance