The Department of Theatre and Dance enables students to explore their talents and creativity within a framework of professional discipline and development. Classes and practical stage experiences are designed to nurture students' creative expression, enhance verbal and physical communication, and teach performance skills.
The University's location in the heart of Tampa can help students discover new cultural experiences and internship opportunities. The downtown campus is within walking distance of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, a major venue that draws famous fine arts performers and touring companies from across the country and around the world. Also nearby is the Tampa Museum of Art, which frequently hosts performances in conjunction with its exhibitions.