The Concentration

The Department offers a concentration in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. Concentrators chose one of the following "tracks" to study within the concentration:

  • Theatre Arts
  • Performance Studies
  • Dance

Each track has a requirement of ten (10) courses to fulfill the concentration and culminates with the capstone project in the senior year.

If your interest lies in acting and directing - consider the Theatre Arts track.

For the broad spectrum of  live art, including design, production, dramaturgy and writing for performance - consider the Performance Studies track.

For dance or performance-based live art - consider the Dance track. 

As a student, you can be involved in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies whether you become a concentrator or simply take a single course. Please see our Undergraduate Handbook for more detailed information.


April 2020 Deadline/Decision Updates


(See page 14 of the TAPS Undergraduate Handbook below) 

The deadline for honors theses has been extended yet again due to these challenging COVID times. The new deadline is May 7, 2020. This will be the last extension as proposals will be approved at the final faculty meeting of the Spring Semester. Please reach out to Rebecca Schneider if you have questions. Send applications to [email protected].


March 2020 Deadline/Decision Updates 

Theatre and Dance Senior Slots, Honors, and Capstone

Dear TAPS Concentrators:

Thank you for your patience as we move through this challenging situation. Below please find updated information regarding the Dance Senior Slot, Theatre Arts Senior Slot, Honors, and Capstone.

Theatre Arts and Dance Senior Slots

(See page 16 and 18 of the TAPS Undergraduate Handbook) 

Please be advised that the faculty will meet on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to discuss your proposals for the Theatre Arts and Dance Senior Slots. Final Decisions will be made by Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Zoom Meetings for the Theatre Senior Slot will take place on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Please stay tuned for your scheduled meeting time. Email: [email protected]


(See page 13 of the TAPS Undergraduate Handbook linked below) 

The deadline for submitting and uploading the Capstone reflection paper has been extended to Thursday, April 30, 2020. If your project has been derailed by cancellations please contact [email protected] to discuss alternatives.

If you have any questions, please email the appropriate advisor: