Janine McCabe, Chair
About the Department
The Department of Theatre and Dance offers distinctive and diverse opportunities for students at the College of Charleston, as well as for the College and community as a whole. The department provides broad instruction at the undergraduate level in theatre and dance within local and global contexts, as well as in-depth instruction and experience in the practice of theatre and dance in a liberal arts setting. At the graduate level, we provide focused instruction in theatre education. The melding of theory and practice in these disciplines stimulates the skills necessary for a successful life both in and out of the professional arts. Additionally, the department presents a production program that furthers the understanding of the creative process and showcases the accomplishments of our students. This program provides entertainment and thought-provoking theatre and dance for the College and community at an artistically high level.
Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre, with optional concentrations in performance, scenic/lighting design and technology, costume design and technology, or theatre for youth. The Theatre program is accredited by NAST (National Assocation of Schools of Theatre).
Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance with an optional concentration in Performance/Choreography.
Beyond the department offerings, students have opportunities to work with Spoleto Festival USA, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, numerous professional and community theatres and dance companies and/or on films from major studios shooting in and around Charleston.
- Dance, B.A.
- Dance, Performance/Choreography Concentration, B.A.
- Theatre, B.A.
- Theatre, Costume Design and Technologies Concentration, B.A.
- Theatre, Performance Concentration, B.A.
- Theatre, Scenic/Lighting Design and Technologies Concentration, B.A.
- Theatre, Theatre for Youth Concentration, B.A.