Welcome from the Chair

Randy Mugleston

Prof. Randy Mugleston,
Department Chair, Theatre and Dance

Welcome to the Department of Theatre and Dance!

Our programs build on a long-standing tradition that melds intensive professional training in performance and production with an outstanding liberal arts education.

You’ll study, learn, and create in exceptional performance and teaching facilities – from the state-of-the-art Alexander Kasser Theater to fully equipped dance studios and shops. Well-connected faculty and guest artists will instruct, inspire, and mentor you, providing you with the personalized attention and networking opportunities you need to grow and develop as a theatre and dance professional.

Our proximity to Manhattan lets you experience world-class performances and make seamless professional connections. Classes often visit the theatre district and robust internship and summer stock opportunities let you fully immerse yourself in the professional world. Further afield, we offer exciting opportunities for international study in cities like London, Berlin, and Prague.

We offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree with concentrations in:

We offer the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in:

Our Master of Arts (MA) program offers advanced study in:

Our Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program:

Our nationally known program is accredited by the National Association(s) of Theatre and Dance (NAST and NASD), as well as the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT.) Our students travel and compete each year in the American College Dance and Theatre Festivals (ACTF and ACDF), regularly returning home with prestigious awards. 

I hope that as you explore our web pages and learn more about us, you, too, will want to join our Theatre and Dance family. I encourage you to visit us and look forward to seeing you on campus.