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.

Two Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumni are nominated for Television Academy 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards. 

Kristine Haag, a 2003 B.F.A. Theatre Design and Technology graduate, is nominated in the Outstanding Contemporary Costumes category for her work as assistant costume designer on Netflix's hit series Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Haag is nominated for her work on the season 6 episode "The Tank." This is Haag's second Emmy nomination. She was previously nominated in 2019, also for her work on Grace and Frankie

  • 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.