Department of Theatre and Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers multiple degrees in both theatre and dance, including a Bachelor of Arts in dance, Bachelor of Arts in theatre, Bachelor of Arts in theatre-musical theatre concentration, and Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre, with concentrations in acting, musical theatre, and design/technology. All theatre programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the dance program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

The Dance program offers studio classes in ballet, contemporary/modern, and jazz technique as well as academic classes in choreography, anatomy/kinesiology, dance history, and teaching. The Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, a pre-professional student company, presents faculty and guest artist works each year. Dance Alabama! presents choreography by University of Alabama students, adjudicated by faculty members. Admission to the Dance program is by audition only.

The BA in theatre is a generalist degree with courses in all areas of theatre. The BA-musical theatre concentration and the BFA concentrations offer areas of in-depth study in acting, design and technology, and musical theatre. Admission to the BA-MT and BFA programs is by audition/interview only. An active production season includes multiple full-length plays and musicals each year, in addition to many informal performances.

More specific information is available on the department website.

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Programs

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in theatre and in dance, as well as a minor in theatre.

Faculty

Chair
  • Barry, Sarah M.
Professors
  • Barry, Sarah M.
  • Hetzel, Allison
  • Meester, Donna
  • Panitch, Seth
  • Snyder, Rita
Associate Professors
  • Alley, Stacy
  • deCelle, F. Randy
  • Guo, Qianping
  • Jackson, Lawrence M.
  • Martin, William
  • Salzer, Rebecca
  • Schoger, Kelley
  • Yeager, Dominic
Assistant professors
  • Harrison, Luvada
  • Kennedy, Fenella
  • Stratton, Matt
  • Davis, Matthew
  • McDonald, Lyndell T.
  • Reed, Alvon
  • Reynolds, Matthew
Instructors
  • Nettles, Aidan
  • Huebert, Cami
  • Lewers, Henry
  • Rivers, Jamorris
  • Yeager, Tiffany
Staff
  • Franks, Cindy
  • Calvert, Nancy
  • Gantt, William
  • Lackey, Jeanette
  • Roberts, Todd

Courses

DN
110
Hours
3
Intro To Dance Styles

Introduction to ballet, modern, and jazz dance through theory and practice at the beginning level.

TH
113
Hours
3
Voice And Diction

Credit for this course will not be awarded to students majoring or minoring in theatre. A beginning course designed to assist the student in improving use of his or her voice and speech. Offered annually and in the summer session.

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