Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance Programs

  •  BA Theatre and Dance

Career Opportunities

  •  Acting
  •  Costume Design
  •  Dance
  •  Directing
  •  Play & Screenwriter
  •  Video Production
  •  Set Design

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Missouri–St. Louis provides students with a solid core of theatre and dance courses with additional flexibility to design a course of study tailored to the individual.

UMSL's faculty members are actively engaged in creative and scholarly research locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, holding awards from the Kennedy Center, the American College Theatre Festival and others.

What UMSL has to offer

Individual faculty members have been nationally recognized for teaching excellence as well as for their performative work in the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Bermuda Sun and Denver Post. Additionally, UMSL's faculty volunteers their talents on campus and throughout the St. Louis community, enriching local theatre and dance culture.

UMSL's theatre and dance degree program offers four main-stage productions each academic year. The University Players, a well-renowned student organization, remains open to any UMSL student, as is the Group Formerly Known as Jeté, UMSL's student dance organization.

UMSL's Department of Theatre and Dance offers a BA in theatre and dance and a minor.

You can learn more about these degrees and the department at our website:


For an in-depth look at UMSL's theatre and dance courses, visit:

UMSL At A Glance

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Founded in 1963, we enroll nearly 17,000 students, and we are home to more than 1,400 faculty members.

47 UMSL offers 47 undergraduate degrees from our five colleges.
6We have six 
pre-professional degree tracks.
400+We partner with more than 400 companies and organizations for our internship programs, and nearly 40 different employers conduct on-campus interviews to help you jump-start your career.
St. Louis: Something For Everyone
UMSL is a vital part of St. Louis, and the city and surrounding areas make up the most culturally vibrant region in Missouri. That means we offer you more than a top-ranked learning environment.
There's a night out with friends on Washington Avenue. An exhibit opening at the Saint Louis Zoo. A home run celebration at Busch Stadium. St. Louis is a place where you can be you.