CSU Theatre: State of Imagination

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance empowers students to create, collaborate, innovate, and inspire. Through teaching, creative artistry, research, advocacy, and service, we elevate arts education.

At CSU, creative teams are empowered to collaborate on a shared theatrical vision.

Storytelling. This is our passion at Colorado State University. Storytelling is the flame that burns from within our souls. We are actors, technicians, designers, playwrights, and patrons of the theatre. We are stewards of social interaction and catalysts for meaningful cultural colloquy. President John F. Kennedy, a lifelong advocate for the arts, once said “The only reason to give a speech is to change the world.” The performing arts can do just that through story and song, words and action.

It is our goal to keep storytelling at the forefront of our minds as we push the performing arts into the coming times. It is our passion to empower students with the skills, training, and drive to carry the “torch of theatre” into the future.

Come join us and our vision for theatre in the modern age. Tell the stories of the lives around you and make a difference. Enter a “State of Imagination” at Colorado State University.

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Megan Lewis

Director of Theatre

3 reasons to choose CSU’s Theatre major

Becoming a Theatre major at CSU’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance means joining a welcoming community of experienced professionals, staff, and students empowered to create, innovate, and inspire, all within a world-class facility. You’ll graduate with the understanding, professional materials, and applicable skills to support a career in the arts.

#1 You will have immediate opportunities and encouragement to explore your interests

With a sole focus on our undergraduate program, you do not compete with graduate-level performers and designers for opportunities. Performance roles are filled by undergraduates, from freshman to seniors, and productions involve students in all aspects of design and technology. CSU Theatre's Mentor Program provides you with encouragement, agency, and resources.

#2 You will train with experienced professionals in a world-class facility

All theatre classes are taught by faculty members, not graduate students. Our working professionals teach courses specific to their area, meaning your instruction comes from industry experts. The University Center for the Arts facility is among the finest in the nation, featuring six performance spaces and a dozen labs and shops where more than 200 music, theatre and dance performances are produced each year. You will have many opportunities to explore, work, and perform throughout your time at CSU.

#3 You will gain a broad skill base that helps build your professional CV

Faculty and staff assist with professional placement opportunities, both locally and nationally. Success at the regional and national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival has provided students with the opportunity to build their CVs through summer work and professional placement after graduation.

We invite you to explore more about the Theatre major and take a virtual tour of the University Center for the Arts. If we can answer any questions for you, please contact us at smtd@colostate.edu.