Academics | Theatre Arts

Developing the highest quality of theatre arts and the investigation and perpetuation of Black theatre.

Gillian Clifford

Dance Program Alumna

The Howard University Dance program is truly like no other. Throughout my four years, I was pushed to be an artist I never imagined myself to be. The program provided me with amazing opportunities to help me transition into the professional world.

Concentrations: Overview

We are dedicated to the continued growth and development of African-American theatre by training competent professionals in the fields of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre Arts Administration, and Theatre Technology. We foster an environment that encourages research and experimentation in performance, pioneering innovative forms of drama and dance that best enable African-American artists to speak in their own distinctive cultural voice.

The curriculum for each area of concentration is administered by an Area Coordinator who is appointed by the Chairperson of the Department. Students enrolled in a Theatre Arts program shall be advised by the appropriate Area Coordinator.

All Theatre Arts students must officially declare an area of concentration and successfully complete an audition and/or interview in that area. Official declaration can only be made by filing a completed Area of Concentration Declaration Form with the appropriate area coordinator and conducting a final interview with the Departmental Chairperson. All Theatre Arts students must pass the English and Mathematics Placement examination. Otherwise, the student must successfully complete the required remedial courses.