School of Theatre and Dance | Kent State University

School of Theatre and Dance

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.
Dance students perform in "Jove's Journey" by faculty member Barbara Allegra Verlezza

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.

An MFA Acting candidate performs in "Side Show."

Graduate Degrees

Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance offers M.F.A. 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. 

Members of the cast of "Kiss Me, Kate" perform in E. Turner Stump Theatre

On Stage

Join us for the 2017-2018 season featuring Intimate ApparelLittle Women, Dance '17: Mosaic, All Shook Up, the BFA Senior Dance Concert and Student Dance Festival, the 27th annual Kent Dance Ensemble Concert, and the Roe Green Visiting Director Series production of Hedda Gabler.