Theatre Overview

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology

University of Dayton’s Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology Program provides a liberal arts tradition, creating performance with purpose through interdisciplinary discovery. We engage talent in the service of community, leading through the arts to problem-solve. 

Program Details

Theatre is a collaborative art form, combining the written word of the literary artist, the visual insight of the designer, the speech and movement of the actor, and the interpretation, style, movement patterns and overall guidance of the director.

Program Outcomes

Students in the Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program discover who they are, affirm their values, aspire to be better, and seek solutions. Our program allows  students to play "what if?" in the face of "who cares?" They engage in collaborative, creative inquiry that reminds them what it is to be human, to be flawed, to be transformed. The theatre is the site of embodied democracy, where entertainment entertains emergent ideas - because we all have stories to tell.

This program provides four theoretical and practical concentrations:

  • Acting 
  • Applied Theatre 
  • Dance
  • Performance Technology

All of these concentrations are informed by a Marianist tradition of community engagement and social justice. With co-curricular, interdisciplinary, and experiential learning at the heart of the curriculum, performers and technicians learn by doing, serving and creating. They develop their character, find their light and lead.

Admission Resources

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Catalog

Find Us.

Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program

Fitz Hall 475 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2945

937-229-3950