Prospective Students

Welcome to Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies celebrates the power of scholar-artists to engage with their society, pose challenging questions, and re-imagine the role of the arts in contemporary culture. We are deeply committed to sustaining a diverse and inclusive community. With over twenty-five full-time and part-time faculty and staff in areas including acting, dance, design, directing, dramatic history and literature performance studies, dramaturgy, film, production, and technical theatre, we offer an undergraduate major and minor in Theatre and Performance Studies, a minor in Dance, and a PhD program in Theatre and Performance Studies.

About the Department

Production of King Stag at the Balch Arena Theater
Dancers holding each other in a performance

Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate program provides a strong liberal arts approach to the intellectual, historical, and aesthetic dimensions of performance. Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies' courses and performances explore a wide range of styles and techniques. Whatever your particular area of interest within the field may be, you will be able to explore it at Tufts.

Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate Admissions

Graduate Programs

Our PhD program trains students for careers as scholar-artists. Students enjoy close working relationships with award-winning professors in a region that boasts some of the most impressive archives in the country, as well as over eighty professional theatre companies and more than twenty dance troupes.

Graduate Programs Graduate Admissions

Tufts faculty and students performing at a theater in Cambridge, MA