William and Mary

Department of Theatre, Speech & Dance

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Theatre, Speech, and Dance are exciting and rewarding areas of study.  We embraces the liberal arts - fusing historical and theoretical studies with creative work - within classes, laboratories, and productions.  We prepare students to work in Theatre or Dance, to teach, to pursue graduate studies, and to apply lessons learned in other occupations. The immersion in both scholarship and performance provides an excellent basis for any pursuit which demands leadership ability, collaborative skill, practical expertise, and creative intelligence.

No audition is required to major in Theatre or minor in Theatre or Dance. Auditions for performers and applications for production positions are open to all students at the College.

A distinctive feature of the department is our faculty's deep collaboration with global, ethnic, and interdisciplinary based programs of study such as Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Film Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies.