Theatre, Interpretation & Dance

​​​Central Michigan University offers a strong curriculum, fine facilities, and extensive opportunities to gain practical experience that will enhance your theatre and interpretation understandi​ng and abilities.  As you explore options for your future in theatre, consider these key features that distinguish the CMU Theatre and Interpretation Program:

    • Close interaction with experienced professional faculty​ who are focused on your success​
    • Onstage and backstage production opportunities begin in your freshman year: a 6-production main-stage season, summer theatre tour, studio productions, dance company productions, interpretation performances and music theatre productions
    • Outstanding production and support facilities
    • Exposure to professional guest artists who participate as workshop hosts, playwrights, guest lecturers, and engage in special performances.  Recent examples include CMU alumni and Oscar winning actor and musician Jeff Daniels, CMU alumni Larry Joe Campbell (successful actor who appeared alongside Jim Belushi for 9 years on the hit TV series According to Jim), professional improvisational artists, theatre managers, lighting experts and various dance specialists.
    • Membership and participation in Alpha Psi Omega, a national honorary theatre fraternity, offers many activities and events
    • Career opportunities: actor, director, scenic/lighting/costume/sound designer, technician, dramaturge, dancer, dance instructor, house manager, high school teacher, playwright, drama coach, teaching artist and more
    • National network of successful alumni
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For more information, please contact:
Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts
Moore Hall 333
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Telephone: 989-774-3177​