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About Us

PLU’s Theatre & Dance Department prides itself on our dynamic and challenging curriculum supported by a season of up to 10 productions each year.

Our program trains students in all aspects of theater and dance: from musical theatre and acting and major dance styles, to stage management, choreographing, producing, directing, playwriting, technical theater and design.

Want opportunities? We have them! Each season we produce 3-4 faculty-directed shows, a faculty-directed dance concert, and 4-5 student-directed productions. That’s 8-10 productions every single year!

Want to work with professionals in the field? PLU Theatre & Dance brings in professional guest artists annually to provide workshops and master classes for our students. Our resident faculty of accomplished theater and dance professionals work side-by-side with students on productions. We also support internships at many local theaters and our alumni are leaders in the field. PLU Theatre & Dance can help you make professional connections while still in school!

Want to get involved right away? We offer onstage and backstage opportunities for all first year students. You can get involved as soon as you arrive!

Want a degree that can open doors? We offer Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in Musical Theatre, Acting/Directing and Design/Technical and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Theatre. In addition, we offer minors in both Dance and Theatre.

Dedicated and approachable faculty, a close-knit and diverse student community, and a commitment to helping you reach your professional goals sets PLU Theatre & Dance apart from other programs! Come visit us and see for yourself!