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Rowan is a cutting-edge Performing Arts Program in the Northeast, strategically located 20 miles outside of Philadelphia and 90 miles from New York City. Our unique program differentiates our graduates from other artists in their field by emphasizing the integrated study of Theatre and Dance where we develop highly skilled and well-rounded performers, designers, and technicians who make creative, vibrant, and connected physical choices on stage and in the classroom.
Our NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre) accredited-program trains students in a common core of production classes intensified by four focused Theater concentrations: Acting, Musical Theatre, Design/Tech, and Pre-Teaching as well as a BA in Dance. During out students' training at Rowan University, we aim to build highly individualized and collaborative performance ensemble. This approach allows for close faculty-to-student mentorship, abundant Mainstage and student-directed performances, and ample design opportunities.
At Rowan, we foster a nurturing environment that creates a holistic artist prepared for the physical demands of a career in contemporary theatre and dance. In conjunction with core major classes, Rowan offers intellectually challenging and stimulating courses to create well-rounded students.
Our award-winning program is led by a group of faculty and staff members that maintain professional artistic careers in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York. The professional affiliations and connections within our department help provide current students and graduates alike with a smooth transition into the professional world with a host of opportunities in all aspects of the theatre.
Dana Orange '16 - Living his life dream of being an actor, Dana is currently employed at Walnut Street Theatre, National Constitution Center and Eagle Theatre.
Dane Eissler '15 - Dane Eissler lives a fulfilling life creating, writing, directing, performing, and producing "edgy, funny, and unique" image-driven work in both Philadelphia and Chicago. Dane is the new Producing Director for EgoPo Classic Theater.
Matheus Fiuza '14 - Our cutting edge Design/Tech training will get you to the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Matheus Fialho Fiuza is Art Director for Walt Disney World Parks in Orlando. With work featured in Boston, Philadelphia, Tampa, Las Vegas, Mexico and Turkey, Matt strives to become a staple in Theatrical Design.
Katie Knoblock '13 - After graduating in 2013, Katie Knoblock was accepted into the Masters of Sciences in Teaching Drama program at Rowan. She is now a full-time drama teacher at Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Katie continues to audition and act as well.
Jenna Kuerzi '12 - Since graduating from Rowan, Jenna has been active in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York City as a singer, actress, director, sketch comedian, and teaching artist. This summer she will be performing her original work at the 2019 Edinburg Festival Fringe.
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