Theatre and Dance at Wheaton
The Department of Theatre and Dance offers students a wide array of courses in acting, directing, theatre design and history, dance and dramatic literature. Central to the department’s mission is the development of communication skills—both oral and written—careful attention to how theatre and dance function as collaborative art forms, and an emphasis on theatre and dance as windows to diverse cultures, lifestyles and intellectual perspectives.
Theatre fits with the liberal arts education and is an ideal microcosm of the liberal arts practice. It is a point of intersection and mediation between any and all other liberal arts disciplines, and it does its work by socializing and humanizing content that may otherwise be deprived of those qualities.