The Department of Theatre & Dance is an interdisciplinary liberal arts program dedicated to awakening the potential artist in all of us.
Through excellence in teaching, we:
- Give students the tools and knowledge to fully appreciate the value of theatre and dance in their lives; and to understand other peoples and cultures.
- Create live performances and original productions that stimulate and involve our university community, as well as the community beyond our campus.
Through creative endeavor and scholarly research, we also:
- Develop the interests and talents of students seeking careers or advanced study in theatre and dance.
- Encourage students to apply critical thinking and discussion to the creation and understanding of theatre and dance.
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The Theatre & Dance Department at The George Washington University was formed in 1987.
This new department was the logical merger of two vibrant performing arts programs: the Department of Theatre which traces its history to the early 1900's and the Dance program with its origins dating back to 1926.
Since 1987, the department has mounted 188 MainStage Theatre & Dance productions, countless additional performance projects, trained hundreds of theatrical and dance professionals.
The department offers undergraduate degrees in dance, theatre (with acting or design concentrations), dramatic literature and a Master of Fine Arts in production design.