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Who We Are

The School of Theatre Arts and Dance at The University of Northern Colorado is committed to training the brightest young performers, designers, technicians, educators and theatre practitioners of tomorrow.

Rigorous pre-professional training, combined with a bustling production schedule of over 30 shows annually, and a mentoring-based teaching philosophy that views each student as a unique individual, makes the School of Theatre Arts and Dance at UNC the place where your theatrical dreams take flight!


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Areas of Study

The School of Theatre Arts and Dance offers majors in Acting, Musical Theatre, Design and Technology, Theatre Education, and Theatre Studies, as well as minors in Dance and Theatre Arts. Our programs include rigorous training and performance opportunities to combine professional classroom instruction with firsthand theatre experience.

Acting Area at UNC


The Acting program at UNC is a rigorous, pre-professional training program designed to prepare talented young actors for careers in theatre, film, and television.

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Dance Area at UNC


You will study dance technique in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and ballroom dance through a blend in the study of scientific and artistic movement principles.

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Design and Technology Area at UNC

Design and Technology

Best of practical application and applied theory, giving each student the ability to build an education tailored to personal aspirations.

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Musical Theatre Area at UNC

Musical Theatre

Providing promising young performers intense structured voice, acting, and dance training for the professional stage.

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Theatre Education Area at UNC

Theatre Education

Classes in all areas of theatre (acting, speech, movement, history, playscript analysis, and more), as well as complete coursework in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

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Theatre Studies Area at UNC

Theatre Studies

Our Theatre Studies alumni go on to have exciting careers in directing, producing, playwrighting, teaching, performance, theatre administration, and much more.

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Graduate Programs

The School of Theatre Arts and Dance offers a Master of Arts in Theatre Education and a Master of Arts in Dance Education. These focused programs combine online classes with hands-on work and consist of two three-week summer institutes and five academic semesters.


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