Jeff Gibson, Chair
Barksy, Boyd, Brooker, Donnell, Halladay, Hansen, Kays, Kennedy, Levin, Macon, Shamburger
Courses in the Department of Theatre and Dance are designed to meet the General Education needs of all students and to foster and sustain the understanding of theatre and dance within artistic, cultural, social, and historical contexts.
The department offers a major in Theatre with an option to complete a licensure program in Theatre (grades K-12).
Minors in Dance, Entertainment Arts Design, and Theatre are available. The department also participates in the Entertainment Technology interdisciplinary minor. (See Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors for information.)
The Department of Theatre and Dance supports, directs, and staffs two cocurricular programs to supplement classroom theory and to benefit the University and surrounding communities. Students receive practical training through participation in cocurricular programs:
MTSU Dance Theatre-The MTSU Dance Theatre provides an exciting vehicle for performance experiences at Middle Tennessee State University where audiences see high-quality performances of ballet, jazz, tap, and modern dance. Company members perform in faculty choreography, adjudicated student compositions, and repertory works set by guest artists in workshops and residencies. Membership is by audition only, and auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester and the end of the fall semester for the spring term. Students performing in the Fall Dance Concert must audition again at the end of the semester if they would like to perform in the Spring Dance Concert. Company members include both MTSU undergraduate and graduate students.
MTSU Theatre-The MTSU Theatre presents four major dramatic productions during the academic year. All MTSU Theatre performances are open to the public. Students majoring in Theatre participate in some aspect of each production. However, participation is open to all members of the University and local community.
The Theatre and Dance Department offers Honors classes in DANC 1000 and THEA 1030 .
The department offers a limited selection of coursework at the graduate level, and when offered, these courses are taken in conjunction with undergraduate sections. The Graduate Catalog has details and course listings.