performing arts & liberal arts
Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance curriculum offers all the advantages of studio training — against the backdrop of a rich, stimulating Liberal Arts education.
“There's absolutely something about Muhlenberg. We get the top training possible in theatre, in dance, in music, and we are also well rounded students.”
Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance students enjoy the best of both worlds: the artistic discipline and training of an intense studio program, and the intellectual rigor and scholarly breadth of a first-class liberal arts college.
All Muhlenberg students can take Theatre & Dance courses and participate in productions. For students who are serious about pursuing their interest in the performing arts, the Department offers a Theatre Major, a Dance Major and Minor, and a wide variety of dual majors and cross-curricular study programs.
The academic programs in both Theatre and Dance provide students with intensive studio experiences in performance and design, along with a solid background in the history, theory, and literature of stage performance.
The program offers extensive opportunities for students to act, choreograph, dance, design, stage-manage, and direct. In addition to a regionally acclaimed and ambitious Mainstage production season, the Department supports a wide variety of student-initiated studio projects each year, offering extended opportunities for students to explore all of their interests and talents.
Resident and visiting faculty in theatre and dance offer a wealth of diverse professional perspectives and styles for students to experience, as a way of broadening their own journey as artists. Master classes, lectures, and special performances by visiting artists and artists-in-residence offer further opportunities for students to expand their creative horizons.
- The Dance Program
- The Theatre Program
- Design & Technology for Theatre & Dance
- Musical Theatre Training
- Dual Majors & Multidisciplinary Studies
- Study Abroad
- Performance & Design Opportunities
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Photo: Dance class with Charles O. Anderson. Photo by Tom Amico.