I see little of more importance to the future of our country and our civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist.
-John F. Kennedy
All members of the Department of Theater and Dance at Case Western Reserve University are strongly committed to educating students in the art and technique of theater and dance, developing artists who have a mastery of craft, breadth of vision, and liveliness of thought. The liberal arts education we offer our undergraduates provides a solid preliminary preparation for careers in the performing arts and related endeavors, while the Master of Fine Arts programs prepare students to become esteemed artists and leaders in their respective professional worlds.
We take great pride in our contributions to the university community as well as the local, national, and international artistic communities. These contributions include on-going efforts to develop knowledgeable, articulate, responsive audiences for drama and dance, and for the arts in general; to place before our audiences a rich diversity of cultures, beliefs, and aesthetics; and to provide a stimulating and collaborative environment for the faculty and the students of our program to develop together as artists, scholars, teachers, and learners.
So, if you seek a world class education with many opportunities for scholarship assistance, study abroad experiences with prestigious institutions like the British Academy of Dramatic Arts, other semester away study possibilities with America's leading arts organizations such as the National Theater Institute, and collaborations with top notch artistic institutions such as the Cleveland Play House we offer you the opportunity to become part of a university-based producing theater with integrity and a keen sense of artistic adventure. We are looking for a talented, motivated, and diverse group of students to take up the challenge and join our programs. Your journey as an artist is one we are eager to share as we reshape theater and dance training in America and strive toward full recognition of the place of the artist and the arts in our society.