Winthrop University: CVPA - Theatre and Dance
Contact Information
Dept. of Theatre & Dance
115 Johnson Hall
Rock Hill, SC  29733, USA
803/323-2287
803/323-2560 (fax)

Theatre and Dance

About the Department

The Department of Theatre and Dance fosters individual students' aesthetic, intellectual, and creative development within the context of a liberal arts education as they pursue a Bachelor of Arts in theatre or dance.  Through class instruction, private coaching, mentoring, and performance, the department advocates both theoretical and creative exploration to achieve an understanding of the social, political, historical, and technological aspects of theatre or dance.  Class size remains small for majors: sometimes as small as five and never more than 25.  The department offers a minor in theatre or dance and welcomes all students to enroll in courses and audition for productions. The department presents four main stage productions (three in theatre, one in dance), two student choreography showcases, and as many as 6 studio dance/theatre productions and other informal performances each year.  The department also regularly hosts festivals, and students join faculty in travel to professional conferences.

Very few undergraduate programs offer this high number of opportunities for students to perform, design, direct, choreograph, stage manage, and run productions.

The department does not require an audition in order to be admitted as a theatre or dance major.  The department does require auditions for scholarship applicants.  Click on the "Scholarships & Awards" link on the left.

Winthrop University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).  Accreditation through these organizations means that the Winthrop University theatre and dance programs meet the highest standards of excellence for faculty expertise, for quality of facilities, for curricular offerings, and for quality of artistic work.

Useful Information


The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a B.A. in Theatre with concentrations in Performance, Design/Technical Theatre, Musical Theatre, or Teacher Certification (K-12), as well as a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Dance Education with Teacher Certification (K-12). The department is home to approximately 170 students and thirteen full-time faculty. Winthrop University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). Winthrop's arts education programs (art, music, theatre and dance) are accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Accreditation through these organizations means that the Winthrop University theatre and dance programs meet the highest standards of excellence for faculty expertise, for quality of facilities, for curricular offerings, and for quality of artistic work.

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2019-2020 Season

 

 

 

Upcoming auditions open to all
Winthrop Students!

 

 Fall One Acts 
Sunday, October 6, 2019 6:00 p.m. Johnson Hall 

A Midsummer Night's Dream
performance dates February 19-23, 2020
auditions Monday, November 18 6:30 p.m. in Johnson 117

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
performance dates February 12-16, 2020
auditions Thursday, November 21 6:30 p.m. in Johnson 117

Blithe Spirit
performance dates April 8-11, 2020
auditions Monday, January 27, 2020 6:30 p.m. in Johnson 117

Emotional Creature
performance dates April 1-5, 2020
auditions Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:30 p.m. in Johnson 117

Spring One Acts
performance dates April 17-29, 2020 
auditions Monday, February 24, 2020 6:30 p.m. in Johnson 103

 

 

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Student Information
Theatre and Dance Student Handbook
Johnson Hall Technical Information
Directions to Campus
Campus Map
Assessment (415 KB)
Department of Theatre and Dance Annual Report (376 KB)

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Last Updated: 9/19/19