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Department of theatre arts


At Alabama State University, the training students receive in Theatre & Dance is second to none. The rigorous, academically-focused curriculum challenges students as they develop their natural talents and discover skills that can lead to careers as professional actors like alumni Yohance Myles, Samuel Smith, Charlie Hudson, and Marcus Henderson. Students choose their creative outlet in one of three Theatre emphasis areas – technical, performance, or theatre generalist – and gain the experience they need to get ahead as a member of the ASU Theatre & Dance Guild.

Spring 2017 brought the graduation of the first Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance class from the department and from any HBCU in the Nation. These trailblazers are headed to further study and beginning their careers as professional dancers. BFA majors received instruction through four levels of each of the following genres: ballet, modern, jazz, African, and hip hop. To view dance program click here.

ASU Theatre & Dance also prepares students for sustainable and lucrative careers as “behind the scenes” technicians, directors, stage managers, lighting & sound designers, costumers, make-up artists, choreographers, critics, and playwrights.

Realistic, hands-on experience is provided as students perform in and work on mainstage theatre & dance productions, the annual One Act Play Festival, Senior Dance Capstone Projects, and various special events presented throughout the year.


Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, and explore the curriculum and courses:

  • Performance – acting, directing
  • Technical – set, costume design, light, sound
  • Theatre Generalist – management, preparation


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

Learn more about the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, and explore the curriculum and courses: