Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate programs are designed to foster both the ardent researcher and the experimental artist, creating well-rounded contributors and collaborators. In whatever role on the production staff or creative team, as performers, scholars, managers, and leaders, our students learn how to join together to tell both personal and global stories. Theatre and Performance Studies and Dance courses train scholar-artists who can work in theatre, film and other media, and many of our courses provide skills that apply on stage and screen.

Our faculty provides both careful mentorship and active involvement in the production season, as well as opportunities to assist or collaborate on outside professional projects. Faculty frequently stay connected to our students well beyond graduation, helping to place them in internships, jobs, and careers.

While many of our undergraduate alumni have successful careers in some aspect of theatre, film, dance or television, still others have made productive transitions to law, business, advertising, education, and many other fields.

Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Programs

BA in Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

The major in Theatre and Performance Studies provides a balanced mix of study and practice, understanding and process, thinking and doing. Students will enjoy the opportunity to take on a variety of roles in the production process, and to expand their knowledge of theatre history and dramatic literature.

Minor in Theatre and Performance Studies

Learn about the Theatre and Performance Studies minor.

Minor in Dance

Dance at Tufts is a well-established and vibrant part of academic, cultural, and community life on campus. Dance courses range from kathak dance theatre to advanced choreography and performance; from improvisation and creative process to the dance forms of Afro-Haitian, ballet, hip hop, and modern, in addition to a host of other special topics courses.


The application process does not require an audition or interview; tapes and portfolios are not accepted. On a visit to the campus, you are welcome to observe Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies classes and meet with a faculty member. Arrangements should be made in advance through the Department Office, by calling 617-627-3524, or you can email the Department Administrator. Please see the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

Please visit our admissions website for comprehensive information on our admissions processes and requirements, deadlines, financial aid options, forms and instructions.

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