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Department of Theatre and Dance Drama Degree

Major

DEFINE AND FOCUS YOUR INTEREST

The drama program allows students the opportunity to take classes in many areas of the department and pursue an education that enables them to pursue their interests as they progress through the degree. With only 44-52 credits required to earn a BA in Drama, students are able to add a second major or multiple minors. The BA in Drama is not a performance-focused degree. 

WHY STUDY DRAMA AT UW-STEVENS POINT?

At UW-Stevens Point you will have opportunities each year to perform in a variety of venues including Jenkins Theatre, our black box Studio Theatre. Yearly performance opportunities include: Contemporary musical theatre productions, classical musical theatre productions, Player’s student group performances and Master Classes with visiting artists.

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

Players is a UWSP student organization seeking to provide a place for students to foster their creativity in not only theatre but writing, dance, poetry, and more!
Alumni Map

Alumni Map

Whether you are a recent graduate or a longtime alum, you can make an important difference for today’s students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. By volunteering to share your story, your network, your career advice, and your successes, you can help guide students through the start of their professional lives as they discover their purpose. You are a vital part of our Pointer family and we look forward to hearing from you! If you’d like to add your info to our interactive alumni map, click on the alumni button. If you would like to be more involve, join the COFAC Point-to-Point Connections Program.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

UW-Stevens Point students receive a concrete knowledge of the history and literature of world theatre, an understanding of contemporary thinking and performance, a broad vocabulary in the fields of theatre and performance studies, acting, design and technology, and directing. Drama majors work in a variety of venues including state-of-the-art mainstage, studio and dance spaces. Summer internships opportunities include:

  • Repertory Theatres
  • Summer Theatre Festivals
  • Universal Studios
  • Disney

APPLICATION PROCESS

Admission to all Theatre and Dance programs (with the exception of Arts Management) is by audition/interview only. The Department of Theatre & Dance partners with Acceptd so you can view application, audition and interview detail, submit your application and materials online, and schedule the location and date of your audition/interview. 

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MEET YOUR FACULTY AND STAFF

UW-Stevens Point faculty members are accessible and happy to help majors get the most out of their educational experience. Our experienced faculty integrates acting, voice and movement into a rigorous professional training program. They have directed and performed nationally and internationally throughout their careers.
Brian Baldauff

Brian Baldauff

  • Assistant Professor – Percussion
  • Percussion Area Coordinator
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Susan Bender

Susan Bender

  • Professor – Voice
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Stacey Berk

Stacey Berk

  • Professor – Oboe
  • Professor – Music Theory & Composition
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts

Myles Boothroyd

  • Assistant Professor – Saxophone
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Rachel Brashier

Rachel Brashier

  • Director of Music Education
  • Graduate Advisor for the Music Department
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-2227
Danielle Breisach

Danielle Breisach

  • Associate Lecturer – Flute
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Anna Cromwell

Anna Cromwell

  • Assistant Professor – Violin and Viola
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Matheus Cruz

Matheus Cruz

  • Lecturer – Voice
  • Interim Director of Choirs
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Brian Ellingboe

Brian Ellingboe

  • Lecturer – Bassoon
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Kelvin Kaspar

Kelvin Kaspar

  • Associate Lecturer of Guitar
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts

Ryan Korb

  • Lecturer – Jazz Percussion
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Music Professor Patrick Lawrence

Patrick Lawrence

  • Professor – Low Brass
  • Professor – Music Education
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
John Lynch

John Lynch

  • Director of Bands and Professor of Music
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Andres Moran

Andres Moran

  • Assistant Professor of Horn
  • Orchestral Director
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Rachel Neece

Rachel Neece

  • Associate Lecturer – Music History
  • Associate Lecturer – Guitar
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Molly Roseman

Molly Roseman

  • Professor – Piano
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts

Mathew Buchman

  • Professor and Director – Jazz Studies
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Timothy Buchholz

Timothy Buchholz

  • Associate Professor – Vocal Jazz
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-261-6246
Sarah Manasreh

Sarah Manasreh

  • Assistant Professor – Clarinet
  • Assistant Professor – Music Theory
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Matthew Markham

Matthew Markham

  • Associate Professor – Voice
  • Voice Area Coordinator
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Rachel Snyder Turney

Rachel Snyder Turney

  • Associate Lecturer – Class Piano
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
David Story

David Story

  • Professor – String Bass
Aber Suzuki Center, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Brent Turney

Brent Turney

  • Department Chair – Music
  • Professor – Trumpet
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107

Mindy Park

  • Assistant Professor – Cello
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts

ACCREDITATION

The College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by these professional associations: National Association of Schools of Theatre. UW-Stevens Point in the only college in the state to hold national accreditation in all of its arts programs: Art and Design, Dance, Interior Architecture, Music, and Theatre, placing it in the top 7% in the nation.