Areas of Study

The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre & Dance is grounded in the belief that theatre is a fundamental cultural necessity that enriches all who participate in it. Our program emphasizes the practical and the theoretical, and is geared toward students who are interested in theatre as a part of a liberal arts education as well as those who might wish to pursue further professional training or a career in theatre. All UK Theatre & Dance degree programs allow students to customize their course of study to provide a unique and individualized focus.

Theatre BA


Our liberal arts focus is coupled with ongoing career counseling to ensure successful transition from campus to professional life.

Dance BA


The 45-credit BA degree offers the flexibility to double major or minor in another discipline.

Theatre Minor


Students from any college may choose to minor in Theatre. The Theatre Minor requires at least 19 hours of course work with flexible requirements to fit your interest and schedule.

Dance Minor


Dance courses enhance critical thinking and analytical skills, cooperation and teamwork, self-expression and self-esteem, organization and problem solving, and cultural literacy.

Musical Theatre Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate

Students in this interdisciplinary program train with experts in Private Voice Coaching, Musical Theatre Dance and Technique as well as Master Classes and Musical Theatre Productions and Performances.

Filmmaking: Production and Dramatic Writing

Undergraduate Certificate

Students in this cross-disciplinary certificate practice the craft of filmmaking with courses in the Department of Theatre & Dance and the School of Art & Visual Studies.

Created 08/04/2021
Last Updated 08/04/2021