Department ofTheatre and Dance

Campus Closure

Classes are canceled through the weekend due to air quality. Get the latest updates.

Prospective Students

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers merit based scholarships specific to Theatre and Dance majors, which are grants that help offset tuition costs. Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year. Auditions and interviews for these scholarships will be held in Mayer Theatre on Saturday, January 19, 2019. 

NOTE: Auditions are NOT required to declare a Theatre and Dance major.

Note to Transfer Students

The Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes transfer students as either majors or minors. Some coursework at a previous institution may be accepted to fulfill major requirements. Students who are interested in transferring into theatre or dance should consult with the department chair to determine whether previously completed coursework will fulfill major requirements.

What makes Theatre and Dance so special?


"As we focus on the performing arts, we gain new perspectives not just about ourselves, but about the world around us. That's why the performing arts are a great example of Jesuit social justice."
- Aldo Billingslea, Professor, Theatre & Dance

The Stories We Tell Will Shape the Future -
a conversation with Professor of Theatre Arts Aldo Billingslea

What does it mean to be an artist at a time when the stories we choose to tell, and how we tell them, might just shape the future? The nuances of choice in life and on stage are the jump off for this episode of Life Invented. Explore yet another way to invent the life you want to lead at Santa Clara University.