...where undergraduate and graduate students explore and expand their educational and cultural horizons through comprehensive investigations of art and life.
At the undergraduate level, the B.A. curricula in dance and theatre focus on technique and creative exploration within a broad liberal arts context. The B.F.A. degree in dance prepares talented students for professional careers in dance performance and choreography.
The Summer Degree Program in Theatre, designed for advanced students of theatre arts, is structured so that the program can be completed in intensive five-week sessions over the course of three summers. This program is particularly popular with teachers desiring to complete a graduate degree in theatre without having to take leave from their jobs.
The graduate program leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Theatre Arts with an option in Arts Administration is one of approximately 25 programs across the country with a curriculum designed to prepare students for successful careers in the business of not-for-profit arts.
Known for its bold vision, top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works and virtuoso dancers, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet blends contemporary athleticism with classical ballet to provide a program filled with spine-tingling dance that has become the company's hallmark.
Then, after the performance, the exciting partnership between DANCECleveland, E.J. Thomas Hall, and The University of Akron’s Dance Program then enables a multi-day residency program with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at The University of Akron Dance Program. As a result of such residencies, talented UA dance students are better prepared to move into the professional dance field – setting The University of Akron Dance Program apart and above many other college and university dance programs.
UA Dance Program is committed to our community. As such, the residency experience is formally extended to local high school dancers and professional dancers in the greater Akron community so that the artistry of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet can be experienced by the broadest group possible.
Indeed, the ARTS start here.