On stage or behind the scenes, practica provide students with real-world, hands-on experience in a variety of jobs during our production season. Whether you assist with scenic, light or sound design, or let your talents soar on stage, there is a practicum section that satisfies your artistic and professional goals. The Scene Shop and Costume Studio have many positions for students each semester. Students may repeat the Practicum to a maximum of 8 credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and filing of prospectus.
The Department of Theatre & Dance encourages students to bridge the divide between academic study and the professional world by participating in an internship program for academic credit. Internships are crucial for networking and exposure to professional standards and ideals. Faculty can help place students in an internship of their choice. Career Center.
A Theatre-sponsored Education Abroad Program spends three weeks in France each summer studying theatre, art and culture in the heart of Paris. Contact Nancy Jones.
The Department of Theatre & Dance's Education Abroad London Program provides students the opportunity to spend 3 weeks in the English capital seeing more than a dozen shows and hearing from London theatre professionals, including actors, directors, critics and writers. Contact Christina Ritter.
Our students regularly attend the American College Dance Festival, shows at Actors Theatre of Louisville, SETC, Arnoff Modern Dance Series, NDEO conferences, plus a spring break trip to New York City.
Federal Work Study
Work Study is a great way to get practical knowledge within the department. The Costume and Scene Shop have positions available each year.
Ongoing classes provide students an opportunity to bring the skills they are learning in the classroom to the community for hands-on experiential learning.
Through touring productions, student matinees and other community performances, students learn the direct impact that theatre can have on our community.
- United Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA)
- Association for Theatre in Higher Education
- Theatre Communications Group
- New England Theatre Conference
- University/Resident Theatre Association (URTA)
- South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC)
- United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
- American College Dance Association (ACDA)
- Kentucky Theatre Association (KTA)