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.
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High school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in theatre are invited to High School Drama Day at The University of Akron from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. High school teachers are also invited.
Hosted by the UA Theatre Program, the free event in Guzzetta Hall will feature a morning of theatre workshops that include physical and vocal exercises and design and technical theatre. The high school students and teachers will also participate in ensemble work led by UA professors, including designer Dr. Adel Migid and James Slowiak, recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Artist in Theatre award from the Akron Area Arts Alliance.
Following a break for lunch, the participants will attend a dynamic afternoon performance of William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It and a post-show discussion with the cast. The UA adaptation, directed by Slowiak, explores the ambivalent conventions of gender, with two casts — one male and one female — performing in repertory. The female cast will perform the Nov. 9 matinee.
Throughout the day, the participants will have opportunities to talk with UA theatre students and professors.
Registration is currently closed.