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Professional training in a liberal arts environment
- Receive the extensive training and the practical classroom foundation you need to thrive in a career in the arts.
- Faculty are working professionals and have connections in the industry. These connections provide you with additional networking and audition opportunities.
- From six main stage productions to community and regional theatre, the University and surrounding Springfield community are rich in opportunities to perform and practice your skills.
Missouri State's department of theatre and dance is the only one in the region to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and house an Equity Membership Candidate program. National accreditation is equal to excellence in performance and instruction. The theatre and dance department is one of less than 200 that have accreditation nationwide.