Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology

Welcome to the Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology Program

University of Dayton’s Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology 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.

The University's program provides four theoretical and practical concentrations: acting, performance, technology, dance, and applied theatre - all informed by a Marianist tradition of community engagement and social justice. With co-curricular, interdisciplinary, and experiential learning at the heart of the curriculum, performers and technicians learn by doing, serving and creating. They develop their character, find their light and lead.

Learning Outcomes:

Critical Thinking

Communication and Expressive Agility

Collaboration and Team Building

What makes us distinct?

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.

Celebration of the Arts

Celebration of the Arts

This exciting and engaging spring semester event is part of the Annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium and takes place at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, One West Second Street in Downtown Dayton. View our videos and photos to learn more.

Celebration of the Arts

Celebration of the Arts

This exciting and engaging spring semester event is part of the Annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium and takes place at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, One West Second Street in Downtown Dayton. View our videos and photos to learn more.

2019 Arts Brochure
Spring 2019 Events

The Arts at the University of Dayton

Engage, inspire, transform through the arts.

Spring 2019 Events

The Arts at the University of Dayton

2019 Arts Brochure

Engage, inspire, transform through the arts.

In the News
Fine and Performing Arts 11.01.18
Setting the Stage for Experiential Learning

Matthew Evans has seen how the performing arts translate around the globe through his international work with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, a culturally diverse troupe rooted in the African-American experience.

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Fine and Performing Arts 10.01.18
Power and Vulnerability

University of Dayton faculty and students are sinking their teeth into this year's Humanities Commons theme, “power and vulnerability,” inspired by the Dayton Ballet's October performances of Dracula: Bloodlines.

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Fine and Performing Arts 04.10.18
Staging ‘Spectacle’

When Blessed Fr. William Joseph Chaminade called on Marianists to be a "spectacle of saints," he probably never envisioned his words becoming the chorus of a rousing musical number, complete with costumes, sets and choreography.

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Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2945
937-229-3950
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