From theatre history and acting techniques to stage lighting and costuming, the study of theatre and dance covers every aspect of this age-old art form.
At IU South Bend, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts in theatre or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre. The academic and production aspects of the program are integrated to provide students every opportunity to learn the art of theatre.
The B.A. degree gives students a broad acquaintance and experience with the various ways theatre artists study, interpret, and express the world in which we live. The B.F.A. degree is designed to prepare students for the professional theatre or additional training at the graduate level. It features an intense focus on a selected area of concentration (performance or design/technical) and extensive production experience designed to promote excellence.
Each year theatre and dance students perform, design, or work on several major productions at the IU South Bend Campus Auditorium or the Upstage, our black box theater. Entrance auditions for the theatre and dance program are held throughout the year and at thespian festivals in Indiana and neighboring states.