Department Chair: Daniel Gordon, M.F.A.
The mission of Winthrop University's Department of Theatre and Dance is to foster individual students' aesthetic, intellectual, and creative development within the context of a liberal arts education as they pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre or in Dance. Through class instruction, private coaching, mentoring, and performance, the department advocates both theoretical and creative explorations. The goal is to achieve an understanding of the social, political, historical, and technological aspects of theatre and dance and how they will continue to evolve in the future. The Department of Theatre and Dance strives to encourage dialogue and creative self-examination, and to challenge the status quo. We are a community committed to sharing stories about all our collective humanity. We strive to afford opportunities for students to develop a significant level of competency in one emphasis in theatre (performance, musical theatre, design/technical, K-12 teacher certification) or in dance (B.A. Dance, B.A. Dance with K-12 teacher certification).