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  • MTSU's Dance program is the most extensive in Tennessee
  • A key component of the program is original work written, performed, and produced by students
  • Theatre develops more skills
    than you might think
  • We do more than just
    stuffy plays at MTSU

Department of Theatre and Dance

In many programs, undergraduate students find themselves sitting on the sidelines, watching the action instead of participating in it. Opportunities abound, however, for students to experience important production responsibilities in the Theatre program at MTSU. After choosing a specialization in design and technology, performance, child drama, directing, or dance, you will begin a carefully crafted progression of training that leads to participation in key positions in our theatre's main season. Hands-on experiences like these can only be found in a program that focuses exclusively on preprofessional undergraduate training.

MTSU Theatre offers an array of courses unmatched by most other training programs. Our students use state-of-the-art lighting and scenery equipment. We bring regional, national, and internationally renowned artists to campus each semester through our guest artist program . And, we provide extensive opportunities for students off-campus as well - including internships, performance tours to international destinations, and participation in regional and national conferences for the theatre profession.

Our faculty dedicate themselves to the development of theatre professionals and are leaders in important academic and professional organizations. Many continue as professional theatre artists. MTSU Theatre is active in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, the Tennessee Theatre Association, and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

MTSU Theatre & Dance
Campus Box 43 / Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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