Jeff Gibson, Chair
Barksy, Boyd, Brooker, Clark, Elliott, Goodwin, Halladay, Hansen, Kays, Kennedy, Levin, Macon, Parkins, 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 majors in Theatre and Dance 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 and Musical Theatre Performance interdisciplinary minors. (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 students with pre-professional performance experience while in college. Dance Theatre auditions take place during the first week of the fall semester for the fall company. Spring company auditions take place during the last week of the fall semester. The Dance Theatre company also produces an annual Student Gala, featuring student choreography.
MTSU Theatre-The MTSU Theatre presents several 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.