Welcome to the School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration at The University of Akron, 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.
Join us to explore your dreams and discover your future.
UA Theatre Program presents Picnic just in time for spring
Just in time for spring, the UA Theatre Program is presenting Picnic, a 1953 Pulitzer winner, directed by adjunct professor and Equity actress Aubrey Caldwell Davis.
Performances are March 5-8 and 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8-9 at 2 p.m. in Sandefur Theatre in Guzzetta Hall.
Tickets: $12 general admission; $10 seniors/UA faculty/ alumni; $6 students. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Call the UA Theatre Program’s Ticket Office at 330-972-7895 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guzzetta Hall is at 288 E Buchtel Ave. on the main campus. Parking is in the open lot across the street from Guzzetta Hall.
High School students and teachers invited to Drama Day at UA
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in theatre are invited to High School Drama Day at The University of Akron from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. Teachers are also invited.
Hosted by the UA Theatre Program in collaboration with Actors’ Summit, the free event in Guzzetta Hall features performances and theatre workshops that include voice and movement exercises, production concepts and approach to William Inge, and design and technical theatre.
Registration closes March 1, 2014. To reserve your spot or for more information call the UA Theatre Program’s Ticket Office at 330-972-7895 or e-mail email@example.com.
Dance Destination Akron
The University of Akron Dance Company (UADC) performs April 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. in UA’s E.J. Thomas Hall. The performance features work by guest choreographer Chloe Felesina of BalletX in Philadelphia, PA.
Also featured are works choreographed by UA dance faculty Robin Pichard, Cydney Spohn and Tom Smith.
Students from UA’s Dance program and Dance Institute will perform.
Tickets: $14 general admission; $12 seniors, UA faculty, staff, alumni and parents of UA students; $7 all students. Call the Thomas Hall Ticket Office at 330-972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com.
Audition for UA Dance Program
Placement auditions for The University of Akron Dance Program are Saturday, April 5, 2014. This is the final audition for 2014.
For more information: Frances Donatelli at 330-972-7948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Into Dance in April
Terpsichore, the student dance organization of The University of Akron Dance Program, presents Spring into Dance April 24-26 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Daum Theatre in Kolbe Hall, 328 Buchtel Common.
Tickets are $7, or $5 with a donation of clothing for the Battered Women’s Shelter, and are available at the door one hour prior to each performance. For more information or to make reservations: 330-972-7895.
Spring into Dance annually features pieces choreographed and performed by UA dance students. The dance styles include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and modern. All proceeds from Spring into Dance support student dance scholarships.