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The percent placement rate of UW-Stevens Point Theatre and Dance students after graduation.
Students are prepared
Graduates of our programs have gone on to work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, with national tours and in regional theatres as well as in film and television.
Tour with us!
Our students participate in both the American College Theatre Festival and the American College Dance Association conferences, providing the opportunity to learn by touring


Study performing arts at the UW-Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance

UW-Stevens Point offers five theatre and dance degree tracks, including three highly competitive conservatory-styled BFA programs in Musical Theatre, Acting and Design & Technology. In addition, we offer two liberal arts degrees: the BA Dance major and minor, with coursework in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and theoretical studies, and the BA Drama major, which allows students to study multiple focused areas such as playwriting, dramaturgy, directing, design, and acting.  These excellent academic and production programs have established UW-Stevens Point as a primary undergraduate center in Wisconsin for students interested in the performing arts. 

Our alumni are working in all areas of the business, including:

  • Broadway
  • Film & Television
  • Regional Theatres
  • National & International Tours and Stages
  • Studio Owners and Entrepreneurs

Admission to all Theatre and Dance programs is by audition/interview only.

Programs offered 

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers the following:

  • Arts Management (Bachelor of Arts): Arts management combines skills in business, communication and the arts to promote all facets of the arts.

  • Dance (Bachelor of Arts): The program provides dancers with many opportunities to perform, choreograph, create multimedia work, and present original research.
  • Drama (Bachelor of Arts): Offers opportunities to students with a passion for theatre who desire to direct, manage and write.
  • Acting (Bachelor of Fine Arts): A comprehensive, conservatory-style training in stage and screen acting for the student interested in a performance career.
  • Pilates Certification: Our program, like those of other leaders in the Pilates industry, offers an assessment-based certificate of completion based on the recommendations of the nationally recognized Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). 

Go further

Wherever you want to go after graduating, we can help you get there. Our faculty work professionally as directors, dancers, playwrights, choreographers, actors and designers and through their experience and dedication help ensure our students are successful. Graduate school is an option you may choose, especially for certain career paths, and is essential for advanced placement in academic fields. 


to the College of Fine Arts and Communication
for the following funds:


  • 4259—COFAC Fund for Excellence
  • 4624—Art & Design Enhancement Fund
  • 4257—Interior Architecture Program Excellence Fund
  • 4285—Communication Development Fund
  • 4131—Friends of Music
  • 4618—Backstage Fund
  • 4853—Suzuki Education Enhancement Fund