University at Albany

Department of Theatre

Welcome to the University at Albany’s Department of Theatre. The Department of Theatre is dedicated to providing our students with a broad–based foundation in the history, theory, and practice of theatre arts and dance. At its core, the study and practice of theatre thrives on collaboration and active learning. It promotes the synthesis of literature, theory, science, technology, and art.

As a visual, textual, and performing art form, theatre provides an ideal focus for a liberal arts education. Our courses cultivate the intellectual and creative growth of our students, leading them toward self-knowledge and understanding of the arts of diverse cultures from the past and present.

Simultaneously, we challenge our students to envision and nurture the arts of the future. Our studio and departmental presentations illuminate and integrate course material, encourage process-oriented experimentation and creative risk, and develop informed audiences attuned to the diversity and power of the arts.