Theatre, Dance, Design for Performance

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The Department of Theatre and Dance offers three Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree programs, one in Dance, one in Theatre, and one in Design for Performance. We have two 3-year Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree programs aimed at professional preparation:  one in Dramatic Writing that includes writing for stage, screen, and digital media; and one in Dance with fully developed graduate curriculums in Contemporary Dance and Flamenco. We also offer a 2-year Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree program in Theatre and Dance with a concentration in Dance History that is designed to prepare students for continued graduate study leading to the Ph.D. degree.

Our academic programs are supported by 18 full time faculty members, over 15 part time instructors, and frequent guest artist visits.

Special strengths of the Department include:

  • An internationally acclaimed program in Flamenco Dance
  • An award-winning Dramatic Writing program in which students develop new works for the multi-venue Linnell Festival of New Plays each fall
  • Exciting actor training and performance opportunities with the Tricklock Company, the internationally recognized professional theatre company-in-residence at UNM
  • A Design for Performance program that prepares students to work in theatre, the burgeoning film industry in New Mexico, and computer-based interactive technologies.