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The Department of Theatre and Dance not only unites ALL the performing arts, it encompasses all disciplines—artistic, scientific, philosophical, and even vocational. Offering degrees in Theatre and Theatre Education, along with minors in dance and theatre and specialization contracts in design/technology , acting, directing, stage management, musical theatre, dramaturgy, and playwriting. Nearly 150 students, faculty, and guest artists practice theatre and dance in a broad-based course of study ranging from history and analysis to design and technical theatre—from acting, voice and movement to management and public relations—from ballet, modern and contemporary dance to musical theatre.

Alumni are working throughout the industry on television, in film, at regional theatres, on-and off-Broadway, in the commercial industry, and on cruise ships, as well as at universities and in classrooms across the country.


The faculty is composed of recognized leaders and professionals in the field, who have been awarded prestigious state, regional, and national honors from the Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the Alabama Conference of Theatre among others.


Prospective Students

Department of Theatre and Dance Scholarship Auditions

THEATRE concentrations

Performance - 
Acting and Directing

Design - 

Scenic, Lighting, Costume, Sound

Dramaturgy and playwriting

Marketing and Public Relations

Musical Theatre - including vocals and dance

Production and Company Management

Sound Production

Stage Management

Technical Production

Theatre Education

THEATRE auditions

Actors only—

contrasting monologues; total of 2 minutes

Musical Theatre—

Add a ballad and up tempo song (preferably from musical theatre) Bring music marked and in appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided 16 measures or 1 minute each; Bring clothing for movement audition


Portfolio materials; 5 minute presentation

Auditionees are encouraged to showcase in all areas that apply to them. Strong vocalists are encouraged to audition in the Long School of Music for performance ensembles that could carry smaller scholarship awards.

Prior to the audition send in:-

- Audition Information Form

- Two letters of recommendation

- Resume

- Headshot or photo

- Transcript-unofficial is acceptable

- One page personal statement about choosing this major and commitment to study



Selected by audition either on campus or in a performance in your area, this highly select ensemble dances from all genres and styles as part of our University Dance Company.

Prior to the audition send in:

Audition Information Form

- Transcript-unofficial copy is acceptable

- 5X7 Photo TENDU a la SECONDE

- 5X7 Photo First Arabesque

- Contemporary Action Shot



Selected during scholarship auditions and/or through GENERAL AUDITIONS in the Fall. MTE is an elite performance group with studio for development of professional craft.



Selected by audition during scholarship auditions and/or through GENERAL AUDITIONS in the Fall; Acting group focused on classical works from Shakespeare, the Greeks, Moliere, and others.



Selected from entering theatre majors (freshmen and transfers); Improvisational children’s theatre tour group. A 35 year tradition!


Other University Scholarships - these are great avenues for awards; Apply soon!

Awarded through the Office of Admissions. Contact through the website at


3.0 GPA, 22  ACT, or 1030 SAT

Amounts vary; Awarded through interview process;

JANUARY 15 DEADLINE of student’s senior year


MILLENIUM - 3.7 GPA, 31 ACT, or 1380 SAT or National Merit Finalist  

                     4 years - Full Tuition, Room, and Board 

CHANCELLOR’S - 3.5 GPA, 27  ACT or 1220  SAT

                           4 years-Full Tuition 

Trojan Opportunity

3.0 GPA

Must be from out of state; Amounts vary; MARCH 1 DEADLINE

Best area scores in all ACT/SAT attempts are taken.



Theatre Scholarship Audition Dates

November 10
Location: Trojan Center Theatre - Troy, AL

December 08
Location: Virginia Samford Theatre - Birmingham, AL

January 26
Location: Trojan Center Theatre, Troy, AL

Dance Audition Dates
BFA program, Repetory Dance Ensemble, Scholarships

November 10
Location: Trojan Center Theatre - Troy, AL

January 19
Location: Trojan Center Theatre - Troy, AL

January 26
Location: Alabama Dance Festival - Birmingham, AL

March 02
Location: Trojan Center Theatre - Troy, AL

Call the Department of Theatre and Dance
to schedule an appointment: 334-808-6142


25 advantages

What are some advantages of becoming a Theatre major?

You might be surprised. See what Dr. Louis E. Catron says.


I think theater ought to be theatrical ... you know, shuffling the pack in different ways so that it's -- there's always some kind of ambush involved in the experience. You're being ambushed by an unexpected word, or by an elephant falling out of the cupboard, whatever it is.

-- TOM STOPPARD, interview, March 10, 1999


:: About the College of Communication and Fine Arts

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The College of Communication and Fine Arts is just the place to bring out that creative person in you. Whether you find your niche in music, theater, dance, fine arts, modern languages, communications, writing or journalism, the quality programs in the CCFA are designed to meet your needs.