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Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology

We all have stories to tell.

Our program provides a liberal arts tradition, creating performance with purpose through interdisciplinary discovery. We engage talent in the service of community, leading through the arts to problem-solve. 

The theatre is where we discover who we are, affirm our values, aspire to be better, and seek solutions. It's where we play "what if?" in the face of "who cares?" It's where we engage in collaborative, creative inquiry that reminds us what it is to be human, to be flawed, to be transformed. The theatre is the site of embodied democracy, where entertainment entertains emergent ideas - because we all have stories to tell.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication and Expressive Agility
  • Collaboration and Team Building
Distinction

4

concentrations: acting, performance, technology, dance, and applied theatre

2

partnerships with local professional performance companies

The Value of an Arts Degree

In this video, learn about arts degrees at the University of Dayton. Hear from students majoring in Music, Art and Design, and Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology.

The Value of an Arts Degree

In this video, learn about arts degrees at the University of Dayton. Hear from students majoring in Music, Art and Design, and Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology.

Opportunities for Students

Performing Arts Scholarships

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Productions

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Dance Ensemble

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Photo Galleries

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Videos

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Careers

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Faculty and Staff

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In the News
Fine and Performing Arts 08.01.22

The University of Dayton’s Common Good Players took its show on the road this summer, presenting and performing at an international conference dedicated to using theater as a means to promote social change in Chicago.

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Fine and Performing Arts 02.24.22

For the first time since 2019, University of Dayton students will perform for the Dayton and campus communities for the Celebration of the Arts, a showcase of music, dance and theater.  

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