Indiana University’s Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance is consistently ranked as one of the top theatre schools in the nation. We believe that theatrical productions and classroom study are of equal importance, and give our students broad experience in both.
Stage design, costume design, lighting design, technical theatre, playwriting, theatre history, theory and criticism, and dramatic literature are all considered to be vital and interrelated aspects of the total theatre and drama program at Indiana University. We work collaboratively among these domains to stage exceptionally fine student productions.
Our department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA), and offers graduate degrees in all levels of theatre research and praxis. We offer depth of study with our Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature. We also grant Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degrees in Acting, Directing, Playwriting, and all of the major Design and Technology areas, including Scenic Design, Costume Design, Costume Technology, Lighting Design, and Theatre Technology.