Students in the University of Kentucky’s Department of Theatre and Dance receive the highest caliber theatre training – whether their passion is onstage or backstage - and our success is proven with a growing alumni network in creative careers across the country. We are committed to helping our students develop their full potential.
Acting, playwriting, theatrical design, directing, choreography – check. Collaborations with other departments – check. Special programs including musical theatre and dance – check. The only dance major in Kentucky with an emphasis on Modern Dance, Creativity, and Research-based choreography - check. Education abroad opportunities in France and England – check. Flexible major that allows for double majoring – check.
Skills developed as a Theatre and Dance Major:
Oral communication, critical thinking, self-discipline, time management, teamwork, problem solving, confidence, creativity, adaptability, collaboration, communication, project management
Career Opportunities for Theatre and Dance Majors:
Acting, dramaturgy, playwriting, technical direction, education, costume design, choreography, musical theatre, arts management/administration, education, kinesiology, healthcare, business,
public relations, journalism, business, law, social work, liturgical leadership