• In Rehearsal for CRESCENDO

    Partnership in the Arts Preparing for CRESCENDO

    Guests Matteo Destro & Paola Coletto work with a cast of 12 on a new play, CRESCENDO opens October 9.

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  • In Rehearsal for CRESCENDO

    Partnership in the Arts Masks + Jazz = New Work

    Italian Master Mask Artists + 18 Iowa Jazz Musician + a cast of 12 = CRESENDO, a new theater event, October 9-19.

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  • A Scene from A DREAM PLAY

    Undergraduate Passion for Success

    Our undergraduate program offers in-depth training in every aspect of theatre, developing the skills needed in every contemporary career: creativity, collaboration, leadership, and the ability to complete a complex project on time.

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  • A Scene from YOU LOST ME

    Graduate In the Studio & On Stage

    Actors, designers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights and stage managers all have their own intensive MFA programs of study – in the studio and on stage – working together on ~25 productions each year, including ~15 new plays by student writers.

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Join us in a community that celebrates new work for the theatre.

Join us in a community that celebrates new work for the theatre.

A comprehensive education in theatre with a special emphasis on new work

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, including the option to Double Major in Music & Theatre or Dance & Theatre
  • MFA in Theatre, with specialties in Acting, Design, Directing, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, and Stage Management
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Performing Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Virtually every graduate student receives an assistantship, a scholarship – or both.