Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Rich Curriculum

Our program educates students in the contemporary practice of theatre and dance through a liberal arts curriculum. We offer a BA in Theatre, a BA in Dance, and an MA in Arts Administration. Students can also audition for a minor in Theatre or Dance and can get certified to teach K-12 Theatre subject area through our MA in the Science of Teaching (MST) program housed in the College of Education. Accredited by the National Association of Schools and Theatre, the Department provides a broad-based education that uniquely integrates theatre and dance to develop versatile performing artists.

Admission Requirements

The Department of Theatre and Dance targets students with a strong college prep curriculum and practical experiences in theatre and dance with high school or community groups. Admission to the department requires an audition and an on-campus interview.

We're proud to offer: 

Numerous Performance Opportunities

Starting as freshmen, theatre and dance majors can participate in numerous performance opportunities on campus, ranging from full-scale main stage productions, to classroom showcases and student-directed/choreographed workshops. The Department produces six main stage productions, including cutting-edge dance productions, contemporary and classical plays, musicals, and devised cabarets. Student clubs such as Campus Players, Dance Extensions, and Lab Theatre present several faculty and student led productions as well.

Acclaimed Faculty Artists & Mentors

Rowan Theatre & Dance faculty members are not only master teachers but also practicing professional artists who serve as your link to the professional work of theatre and dance. Faculty members include renowned artistic directors of theatre and dance companies in Philadelphia, PA; Off Broadway directors and designers in New York City; and world-class scholars --all with professional networks in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Belfast, Ireland, and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Master Classes with Visiting Artists & Professionals

Several times a year, the department invites visiting artists to teach master classes or stage original productions such as writer, Brian Grace-Duff, who worked on the original production of In America, That is to Say No Where, and Master Classes with such artists as Michael Kiley in Vocal Production and Jacqueline Holloway in Creative Consent

Career Opportunities

Opportunities abound for students with a degree in Theatre and Dance. In addition to performing, teaching, directing and other backstage work, graduates are also working as:

  • Theatre producers
  • Television/film directors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Marketing directors
  • Journalists
  • Arts Administrators

Cross-Discipline Training

The arts and entertainment industry is very competitive so it helps to acquire as many skills as you can. We encourage our majors to use all of the resources the university has to offer. Here is an example of what you can do to enhance your education:
  • Join an interdisciplinary team of artists (theatre, dance, visual art, music, and film) to create a new work.

  • Collaborate with music majors on an original score for your choreography.

  • Produce an original film or video with radio/tv/film majors in Cinema Workshop.

  • Perform in college-wide arts collaborations with the departments of theatre and dance, music, and visual arts and film.

Dynamic Experience

Rowan's Department of Theatre and Dance showcases new and experimental work that challenges the mind, invigorates the body, and excites the spirit of theatre artists.

Student Achievements

  • Haley Migeot ('19 BA in Dance) is currently pursuing a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics at Rowan University to become a Registered Dietitian. She is also teaching dance at The Dance Factory in Glassboro New Jersey.
  • Nicole Tintle ('17 BA in Dance and Public Relations/Advertising) seamlessly combined her double major and currently works as Public Relations Technician for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ​
  • Our cutting edge Design/Tech training will get you to the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Matheus Fialho Fiuza ('14 BA in Theatre) is Art Director for Walt Disney World Parks in Orlando. With work featured in Boston, Philadelphia, Tampa, Las Vegas, Mexico and Turkey, Matt strives to become a staple in Theatrical Design.
  • Dane Eissler ('15 BA in Theatre Dance) lives a fulfilling life creating, writing, directing, performing, and producing "edgy, funny, and unique" image-driven work in both Philadelphia and Chicago. Dane is the new Producing Director for EgoPo Classic Theater. 
  • Lead the next generation! Katie Knoblock ('13 BA in Theatre/MST) is a full-time drama teacher at Gloucester County Institute of Technology, while continuing to audition and pursue her acting career regionally.

Grad Schools

Here is a sample of the schools our recent graduates have entered:

  • Rowan University
  • Columbia University
  • Rutgers University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • New York University
  • Temple University
  • University of Missouri - Columbia

Alumni Impact

Rowan Theatre and Dance majors are currently working for a variety of organizations nationwide including:

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, NYC
  • Arden Theatre
  • Burlington County Institute of Technology
  • EgoPo Classic Theater
  • Gloucester County Institute of Technology
  • James Madison University
  • Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival
  • Montclair State University
  • Ritz Theatre
  • TNT Television Network
  • Two Rivers Theatre Company
  • Universal Park, Orlando
  • Walt Disney Parks, Orlando
  • Williamstown High School