The Department of Theater and Dance is a dynamic, production-driven program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theater. Here, faculty and students form a community of artists engaged in the creation of theater at the highest level. Whether you are a performer, technician, director or dramaturg, we will challenge and inspire you to realize your dreams. Fields of study include:
- Music theater / dance
- Directing / dramatic literature
- Arts administration
- Design / technical theater
- Theater studies
Housed in the magnificent Ferguson Center for the Arts, we have the very best facilities, including rehearsal and dance studios, design labs, and scene and costume shops. We perform on two stages: the 440-seat proscenium Peebles Theatre and the 200-seat flexible Studio Theatre.
We produce four mainstage productions per year, with the addition of student-directed work and an annual dance concert. You’ll have ample performance and crew opportunities to hone your skills in a professional environment.
Our faculty are professional educators and artists committed to continuing their artistic careers in professional venues. All classes are taught by an artist-scholar who will teach you the very latest practices.
The Department of Theater and Dance is supported by the CNU Theatre Guild and works in partnership with Riverside Performing Arts Medicine.