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.

Award-winning songwriter Joey Contreras, a 2020-2021 Roe Green Visiting Artist, will present a virtual Songwriting Master Class on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Contreras will share his knowledge and experiences while offering guidance to help you build confidence as a songwriter. Students can submit works in progress to receive feedback in a safe, collaborative space, as well as learn the basics of song structure, the art of storytelling and the importance of honed in intention.  Contreras's musical "In Pieces" was presented  by the school in December.

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.

Read Our Statement of Action Learn More about the CARE Committee

Coronavirus Updates and FAQs

Important information and answers to frequently asked questions for Theatre and Dance students regarding the reopening of campus for Fall 2020.

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  • 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


    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.