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UW Department of Theatre and Dance


7220...feet above sea level

…Wyoming’s only four-year theatre and dance training program

...BFA’s with concentrations in Acting Performance, Dance Performance, Dance Science, Design/Technical Management, Musical Theatre Performance, and Theatre/English

BA’S in theatre, dance, and minors across any of our disciplines

…Home to a community of inspiring and creative faculty, staff, and students from Wyoming and beyond

…Equipped with modern theaters, studios, shops, and classrooms that are a gem of the West

…Offering a well-rounded training program with a focus on artistic curiosity, exploration, innovation, experimentation, risk-taking, and interdisciplinary collaboration that supports and serves students in all their future endeavors

…A forward-looking department consistently implementing best practices into teaching, mentoring, and the production process

…Creating an atmosphere that encompasses, respects, and values all cultures and backgrounds to strengthen and enrich the department of theatre and dance, university, laramie, and state communities

…An undergraduate only training program, preparing our students to be the theatre and dance professionals of tomorrow

…A creative catalyst for the performing arts industry in Wyoming, our country, and beyond our borders

…We are elevated training leading to elevated success


Our Mission


…driven by and inspired by the character and spirit of Wyoming and the land-grant mission of the University of Wyoming. We strive to prepare students for meaningful lives as theatre and dance professionals, scholars, educators, and arts supporters and patrons by providing a rigorous, vibrant, creative, and supportive academic environment.

We believe that students learn best by doing and provide extensive one-on-one and practical educational opportunities through comfortable class sizes and strong faculty mentorship. Students can build a portfolio of experiences based on their degree and individual interests. We support and encourage students with multiple interests inside and outside the program. We support and encourage students to study abroad.

We enrich the cultural life of campus, Laramie, and Wyoming by staging a wide range of high-quality performances, workshops, conferences, and events that showcase our students’, faculty’s, and guest artists’ talents and creative work. We bring the world of theatre and dance to Wyoming and Wyoming to the world.

We strive to engage with the broadest possible audience with planned seasons of ambitious theatre and dance. We believe in the positive contributions and impacts that the arts can play in society with the potential for personal and cultural transformation and for social change. The arts are a substantial part of the economy, and we train our students to be ready for the many possible paths their careers and lives may take them.

Students are the heart of our program, and we continue to elevate the spirit of the program for elevated student training and success.

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Department of Theatre and Dance
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3951
Laramie, Wyoming 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5242