The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) has accredited the Department of Theatre and Dance since 2005. It has been nationally recognized for high quality main stage production seasons and serves a vital educational role within the academic community. Through the leadership of highly qualified, professionally experienced, full time faculty members, students experience close, collaborative artistic mentorship and have ample opportunities to develop and practice relevant cross-disciplinary performance skills. The department offers a movement driven focus where course work within the major is taught by both theatre and dance faculty. Our unique identity and reputation continues to steadily grow through dynamic partnerships with professional theatres and high schools, innovative programming on the main stage, and in touring programs in the region. Students graduate with the practical knowledge, theatre skills, and interdisciplinary experiences that prepare them for dynamic careers in theatre, graduate study, and related fields.
If you want to perform, direct, design, teach or manage things behind the scenes, Rowan’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Rowan is geared toward the professional theatre and dance world, offering four distinct tracks: Acting, Design/Tech, Musical Theatre, or Pre-Teaching. You'll have plenty of chances to practice your craft with at least ten events each year, ranging from diverse main stage productions to student-directed and choreographed work to independent endeavors. Rowan's proximity to Philadelphia and New York also gives you opportunities for internships and chances to see and be involved with the professional theatre scene.
Our graduates have found positions with organizations such as The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Company, Interact Theatre Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Delaware Theatre Company, Brat Productions, EgoPo Theatre Company, Theatre Exile, Prince Music Theatre, Bristol Riverside, Surflight Theatre Company, Renegade Theatre Company, The Wilma Theatre, The Arden Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre as well as Various Commercial Theatres in NYC, Washington DC, and Balitimore