Why Choose the Department of Theatre and Dance?
- Students come first. We think helping students become strong, well educated theatre and dance professionals should be our top priority--and it is.
Learn by doing. Through departmental productions, conferences, and faculty contacts, you'll have the opportunity to work in theatre and dance throughout the school year as well as during the summer. These opportunities often translate into great jobs after graduation.
Perform on Mainstage. The opportunity for students to perform and work on mainstage productions many times throughout their academic career is a reality at APSU and not often available at larger state institutions.
Excellence. We strive for excellence in our program. You'll be taught by caring professors with excellent academic credentials and real-world experience--not by graduate students. You will be encouraged to achieve excellence in all aspects of your theatre and dance education.
Direct, perform, design, choreograph or write for the theatre. Participate in five mainstage productions and several one act plays each year. In association with Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts you'll have the opportunity to work with world-renowned theatre and dance experts in a variety of areas.
Direct Mentoring. Students in Theatre and Dance have a one-on-one relationship with the faculty and staff. We care about our students' time while at APSU.
. APSU Theatre has become known in the Southeast for being a powerful liberal arts institution. We participate in the Southeastern Theatre Conference, Americ
an College Theatre Festival, American College Dance Festival, as well as the Tennessee Theatre Association and Tennessee Association of Dance.
Classes are small. In our department, as in almost all Austin Peay classes, class size is capped at 25. You get personal attention.
Potential for Career success. We have a large number of graduates that have gone on to pursue a graduate degree in theatre or dance, or to work professionally. We keep in touch with our graduates.
- Have fun while learning. Our program is challenging, yet friendly and user-friendly. You'll enjoy getting to know fellow students, faculty, and community members. For information about Auditions and Scholarships please click on the Scholarship Tab.