Department of Theatre and Dance
The UAA Theatre program offers a well-rounded liberal arts approach in its curriculum, with courses covering all the basic areas of theatrical endeavor, including acting, directing, stagecraft, scene design, lighting, costuming, makeup, dramatic literature, theatre history, dramatic theory and criticism, and playwriting.
Production is at the very center of our award-winning theatre program. Each season UAA theatre produces four plays on its convertible thrust Mainstage, and many one act or full-length plays in the student directed second stage program.
The plays are cast at open auditions and more than 100 majors, non-majors, and members of the community are involved in our season each year.
The Dance Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage began in 1971 under the auspices of Anchorage Community College (ACC) with two ballet classes. Within a few years, many forms of dance technique were added to the dance curriculum.
Our 2013-2014 season is in full swing!
"Theatre is the art of giving life in performance