We are proud that our programs of study are accredited by the:
        National Association of Schools of Theatre & National Association of Schools of Dance

Theatre Program Dance Program

We have many talented students who come to Appalachian to pursue their dreams of contributing to society as performing artists. We also invite students to discover their artistic passions while in college, as we are confident that the arts are a great place for ideas and "art-trepreneurship" to flourish. As the chairperson of Theatre and Dance, I am often asked, "but what do students with degrees in theatre and/or dance actually do?" And I am happy to report that we have recently completed a survey of our alums and have reassuring data to report, as we stress that our graduates must find their way to keep the arts alive in their lives:

  • 91% of our graduates in the past five years are employed or are in graduate or professional study.
  • 60% are in the workforce or are in graduate/professional training in the theatre, dance or related disciplines.

Please browse our website and explore the possibilities we offer.

For the next few months we are dedicated to honoring the service of Rosanne Peacock. She has made a difference in the lives of students, faculty and staff at Appalachian in ways no other “first ladies” of our university have.  Learn how you can contribute to this recognition and to the future of the department. 

Prospective Students

Check Us Out is a great place to start.

We also have set aside special visitation dates and encourage you to consider a trip to campus to meet some of our faculty and students and to tour our facilities.

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Our Alumni put their degrees to work!

Hundreds of students have degrees from our program and have successful careers in theatre, dance, and many other fields. They are working as:

Dramaturgs, Education directors in theatre companies, Dance teachers in private studios, College professors, Performers (in both Theatre and Dance for national tours, regional/ pick-up companies, and Broadway.), Lighting designers, Costume technicians/designers, Stage managers, Pilates teachers, Graphic designers, Video editors, Television/film actors, Gyrotonic® teachers, Yoga teachers, Box Office managers, Radio producers, Technical directors, Scenic designers, Marketing staff, public relations, management, fundraising development, Creative directors, Box office managers, Artistic directors, Playwrights, NFL cheerleaders, Teachers in public schools, Screenwriters, and Independent Entrepreneurs.

With rigorous training, hard work, and determination, you can achieve your dreams with a degree in theatre and dance.

Our online ASU Playbill lists brief biographies of some our graduates.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 2:29pm
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will host “Directing for...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 2:25pm
David Furr, a 1994 graduate of Appalachian State University who is originally from Greensboro, is a...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 1:27pm
The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Fine and Applied...
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Mailing Address
ASU Box 32123
Boone, NC 28608

Physical Address
480 Howard Street
Boone, NC 28608

Main Office
Chapell Wilson Hall
Room 110

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