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Department of Theatre and Dance

Productions and Tickets

About the Department

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Columbus State University educates students in the collaborative art of theatre and prepares them for professional employment, careers in theatre education, and graduate study. The course of study teaches the craft and artistry of acting, directing, design, technical, and educational theatre.

We See You. We Hear You. We Stand with You.

We See You. We recognize the importance of policies and practices to amplify equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in Columbus State University's Department of Theatre and Dance. All students in an educational setting should feel safe, seen and validated.

We Hear You. We firmly believe in diversity and the basic human right to justice as a means of ensuring equal opportunity for all. The learning environment should reflect—through appropriate representation and relevant policies—the multicultural society in which we live, learn and perform. We encourage students to use their voices to promote equality.

We Stand with You. Our goal is to create a supportive environment that responds to evolving needs on our campus, in our community and in our industry. We are committed to infusing the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into every aspect of the department.

Read the department's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Plan


Create Your Future

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a number of degrees and minors. Explore your options here.

Department Degree Programs
Program Type Programs Available
Bachelor's Theatre (B.A.), Theatre - Design & Technology (B.F.A.), Theatre - Education (B.S.Ed.), Theatre - Performance (B.F.A.)
Master's Theatre - Education (M.Ed.)
Minors Dance, Theatre Arts
Undergraduate Certificates Musical Theatre Performance

Explore All Degrees

Columbus State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Our Students in Action

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Learn From the Best

The professional and energetic faculty encourages students to experiment, explore, and discover in a supportive yet challenging environment. CSU productions serve as a laboratory where students practice classroom theories, test analytical skills, and undertake cooperative endeavors while promoting the creative act of theatre.


Dr. Larry Dooley
Professor and Chair


Molly Claassen
Associate Professor


Christopher Dills
Faculty Lecturer and TD


Steven Graver


Marcus Johnson
Assistant Professor


David McCray
Part-Time Box Office Manager


Larry McDonald
Associate Professor


Tim McGraw


Amy Mutarelli
Director of Dance/Associate Professor of Dance


Beth Reeves
Part Time Limited Term Faculty


David Turner
Associate Professor

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We Can Help

Columbus State University offers students a number of scholarships each year. Learn more about available scholarships.


Give Your Support

Riverside Theatre Society

Riverside Theatre Society consists of an incredible group of theatre advocates who provide financial support for student scholarships, faculty development, production support, and departmental activities. Our Department of Theatre and Dance, now with an enrollment of over 200, is one of the fastest growing departments in the University System of Georgia. The challenges of educational expansion and artistic enhancement increase our need for support from alumni, individuals, and foundations.

CSU Theatre alumni are working around the globe to enrich a multitude of communities through the arts. An investment in the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance is an investment in people who reach places far beyond our Columbus home. Please consider joining us in lifting up our theatre students, the artists, educators, and leaders of our future.

Give Now

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Take a Seat

Take a Seat

The campaign to provide funding for the Schwob School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance in support of student scholarships, graduate assistantships, visiting artist performances, visiting artist master classes and lectures, and other unanticipated opportunities that arise.

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