Theatre and Dance Department

Collage of scenes from the student production of 'Much Ado About Nothing'.

Thrive in your career in the arts

  • Receive extensive professional training along with a solid academic foundation.

  • Gain experience through our main-stage, community and regional theatre productions.

  • Earn professional credits through our Equity Membership Candidate Program.

  • Benefit from the professional connections cultivated by our faculty and alumni network.

Areas of study

Actors on stage in a play


Receive top-notch training for stage and camera in our pre-professional BFA Acting Program

Two females dancing


Choose from two undergraduate degrees and a minor in dance

Costume Shop Staff


Develop your professional skills in theatrical design, technology and stage management

Students in Theatre Education Class


Reach your goals with either a bachelor's or master's degree in theatre education

Two performers in CATS the musical

Musical Theatre

Join a pre-Broadway program that combines training in music, acting and dance

Two Males On STage


Study comprehensive curriculum that explores innovation and new thinking in the theatre world

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Inspiring academics

Knowledge based on experience — Missouri State’s approach to learning sets you up for success with insight from expert faculty, personalized advising and diverse learning opportunities.

Incredible value

A smart investment in your future — Missouri State delivers enriching opportunities along with affordable costs and extensive financial aid options.