Welcome to the Department of Theatre & Dance at CU Boulder
The Department of Theatre & Dance is a community of students, scholars, artists and artisans who regard the collaborative and creative process as the core of education. We engage with that process at all levels of our work as we pursue excellence and understanding.
We stand with our students, faculty, and staff as active agents against racism and all of the insidious ways that it has marred our disciplines, our campus, our department, our interpersonal relationships, and our own personal thinking and actioning.
We are eager to lend our voices and bodies to the transformative work that will bring about equal representation and change. Inspired by the power of what we have experienced, lived and learned, we thank the Black Lives Matter movement for galvanizing sharp focus on equitability. In our house, we are proud to say Black Lives Matter, and we are committed to dismantling structural inequities that have historically privileged specific ways of knowing and making over others.
We welcome partnership, collaboration, and dialogue to transform the trajectories of our fields and celebrate Change, Growth, and “Radical Re-Imagining.” In the spirit of John Lewis’ “Good Trouble” we say: Yes please!
Like you, many of us love this work and have re-arranged our entire lives for it. It is important that we create learning and working environments that feel healthy and celebrate the many vantage points and voices within the human experience.
The theatre division offers 8 degrees, a minor, and two certificate programs. There are approximately 200 theatre students in our house.
We produce a robust season of plays each academic year, ranging from classical texts to new work, and the theatre division plays an active role in several community engagement programs.
All theatre courses focus on building a strong foundation that blends theory and practice.
The dance division offers 3 degrees, a minor, and a hip-hop studies certificate. There are over 120 dance students in our house; collectively we produce several faculty, guest, and student-choreographed productions each semester.
The dance division also plays an active role in several community engagement programs.
Our curriculum is designed to develop concrete skills in performance and choreography while instilling an appreciation of the role that dance plays in human cultures around the world.