Theater Arts

J106 Theater Arts Center

(831) 459-2974

Programs Offered

Theater Arts B.A.

Theater Arts Minor

Dance Minor 

Theater Arts M.A.

The Theater Arts Department is a diverse group of scholars/artists united by a passionate belief in the value of the performing arts. Based on respect for the classical theater of all cultures, combined with a determination to challenge tradition and fashion, we educate our students in the history, theory, and practice of theater and dance to address fundamental issues by using the tools of body, voice, mind, and imagination. Seeking to attain the highest levels of intellectual and artistic integrity, and with a commitment to cultural diversity, we serve the research mission of UC Santa Cruz, our audiences, and the students who will shape the theater of the future.