Why Study Theatre and Dance at App State?

We engage you in all aspects of theatre and dance while honoring your distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations and cultural backgrounds. As one of our majors, you're eligible for 15 departmental scholarships at the end of your first year of study.

Our programs reach thousands annually through our co-curricular and community productions, training and education programs and general education coursework. You’ll engage in all aspects of the art form, from the inside out, as a performer, designer, writer, creator, thinker and advocate of theatre and dance.

We focus on pre-professional training while simultaneously ensuring that you acquire highly transferable skills that will boost your employability in a variety of fields. Of those who have graduated since 2012, 91% are employed or are in graduate or professional study. 60% are in the theatre/dance profession or are in graduate or professional training in the theatre, dance or related disciplines.

Our department’s faculty/student ratio is an impressive 8:1, and every one of our courses is taught by a highly qualified theatre or dance professional – not a graduate student. We only offer undergraduate programs, so you won’t compete with graduate students for performance, production roles or creative positions in the co-curricular production program.

We're accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Association of Schools of Dance


Thursday, September 14, 2017 to Saturday, September 16, 2017

Times and venues vary.  Admission is free but donations are accepted.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 to Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thursday - Saturday at 7:00 pm & Sunday at 2:00 pm in I.G. Greer Studio Theatre

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 to Sunday, October 8, 2017

Wednesday - Saturday at 7:00 pm & Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Valborg Theatre

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to Saturday, November 4, 2017

Wednesday - Saturday at 7:00 pm & Sunday at 2:00 pm in the I.G. Greer Studio Theatre. NOTE no Monday or Tuesday Performances.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Curtain at 7:00 pm in the Valborg Theatre. The Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes Aniruddha Knight & Ensemble for a one-night-only performance as part of a seven-day residency in Dance Studies and Music.


See Performances for the complete schedule along with box office and audition information.