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*Founded in 1938, the Speech & Theatre department began producing three to five shows per year on the campus. The University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and has been a member in good standing since 1986. In 2011, the department became Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) and incorporates art, dance, & theatre. The department continues to produce theatre headed by professionally experienced faculty who keep students front and center of all production areas: acting, directing, stage management, technical, and box office.

Our mission seeks to support the university’s mission in offering students a well-rounded liberal arts education. It is a major objective of the department to cultivate within our student majors & minors an artistic imagination, combined with integrated technical knowledge, and critical -thinking skills.

To this end, the department promotes innovation in acting, directing, playwriting, production, scenic design, lighting, costumes, dramatic literature, theatre history, and play analysis.

For questions about applying to the program, please contact the department office: or call (318)274-2201.