At Kent State University, we encourage you to discover your potential, make bold choices and recognize your ability to define success on your terms.

When you enter the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, you will be embraced for who you are and surrounded by a community that supports your individual potential. Dedicated to creative excellence, we will provide opportunities that will challenge you to develop your meaningful purpose. Our comprehensive programs are rooted in a professional culture that inspires you to train for the dynamic disciplines of theatre and dance as you transform your passion into your profession.

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

Words are powerful, but action transforms lives. This principle guides the School of Theatre and Dance as we confirm our commitment to be actively anti-racist in all that we do. In difficult times, words are often where we turn first. But words are not enough, because they are meaningless without action. And that action begins now.

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Land Acknowledgement

The traditional people this land belongs to include the Nations of the Delaware, Miami, Mingo, Ottawa, Shawnee, Wyandot and Cayuga. This land acknowledgement pays respect to the traditions, ancestors and to the contemporary cultural and spiritual practices of Native Americans. Please take a moment to consider the legacies of violence, displacement that have removed Native Americans from their land.

  • Dance

    Dance

    The School of Theatre and Dance offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies, and a Minor in Dance and is the home of the Kent Dance Ensemble, Kent State University's pre-professional dance company.

  • Theatre

    Theatre

    The School of Theatre and Dance offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design Technology and Production, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies, a Minor in Theatre, a Master of Fine Arts in Acting for the Returning Professional, and a Master of Fine Arts in Design Technology and Production. 

  • Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

    Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

    The School of Theatre and Dance holds auditions for the B.A. in Dance Studies, B.F.A. in Dance Performance, B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, and Dance minor multiple times per year.