UofSC theatre students stage compelling performances that are appreciated by arts lovers throughout Columbia and the Midlands.See a Show
Our Students Soar
UofSC dance students enjoy time in the performance spotlight in shows that draw audiences from across the Midlands. See a Show
In addition to world-class theatre and dance productions, the Department of Theatre and Dance offers our students the rigorous instruction and experience necessary to succeed in the professional world.
One Department, Two Distinct Disciplines
We are one department, but our dance and theatre students are able to immerse themselves in their individual programs of study through performance spaces and opportunities not just for actors and dancers, but also for our scenic, costume, and lighting designers, aspiring teachers, and directors and choreographers. At USC, you can learn almost anything about the world of theatre and dance performance.
The theatre and dance programs boast talented faculty, as well as visiting guest artists and alumni working professionally in all facets of the theatre and dance arts.
About the Theatre Program
With areas of study focused on acting, directing, design, stagecraft, teaching, and research, our theatre program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn, to practice, and to chart their own course.
About the Dance Program
Named one of the top three collegiate programs to consider for classical ballet by Dance Magazine, our dance program offers a solid curriculum in ballet and contemporary dance. Our Dance Major offers concentrations in either Performance and Choreography or Dance Education, with K-12 Certification.
Our students don’t just learn — they do. Our theatre and dance programs stage eighteen to twenty productions yearly, and with those come countless opportunities to perform, direct, choreograph, design or work back stage. Our performances are open our entire university family, as well as to our community and state. Subscriptions are available for our current dance and theatre seasons.
We offer two summer programs for aspiring young performers: the SC Summer Dance Conservatory and the Summer Drama Conservatory. The USC Dance Conservatory , now in its 23rd year, is an afterschool community outreach program committed to the training of young dancers from their first steps to advanced levels.
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