The School of Theatre and Dance prepares students for careers in the performing arts as artists, scholars and educators.

The school’s production season serves as the primary laboratory for the development of student artistic expression and technique. As performing arts, theatre and dance reflect and communicate cultural values and identities intrinsic to human existence. 

At the undergraduate level, the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University offers comprehensive programs in theatre and dance leading to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. Students may also pair their studies with other majors by pursuing a minor in dance or a minor in theatre.

The breadth of the School of Theatre and Dance's programs is suggested by its course offerings, which cover the areas of acting, directing, musical theatre, theatre history, script analysis, playwriting, technical production, scenery, lighting, costume design, make-up, sound and projection design, theatre management, modern dance, ballet, jazz, dance composition, and dance history.