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About

Welcome to the Department of Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

The UNLV Department of Theatre:

  • Educates students in the rich traditions of the THEATRE, 
  • FOSTERS creativity, experimentation, curiosity and risk-taking,
  • Provides students OPPORTUNITIES to work with national and international theatre professionals, AND 
  • Nurtures LIFE-LONG SKILLS.

We offer a diverse curriculum that prepares theatre students to become leaders and innovators in theatre, film, and entertainment industries.  

Whether it's in the classroom, on the stage, or behind the camera, the department of theatre fosters creative development and growth preparing students for the theatre of the 21st century. 

UNLV Department of Theatre is dedicated to presenting students with the opportunity to learn from dedicated expert faculty in the areas of theatre and film/television performance. We provide in-depth programs and hands-on training that provides a strong foundation and a comprehensive knowledge of theatre studies, performance in stage and screen, design, technology and stage management.

UNLV Theatre faculty are a diverse group of scholars and professionals who hold national and international theatre, film and television credentials. Our faculty guide students in classroom and studio settings to provide fundamental and advanced training for undergraduates who wish to major or minor in theatre and graduate students who wish to follow specializations in the field.

UNLV Theatre commits to raising the level of production experiences for students interested in the performing arts by developing interdisciplinary opportunities across the College of Fine Arts. Learning at UNLV Theatre means students can enhance their theatre education through courses in Art, Dance, Music, or Entertainment Engineering and Design.

UNLV Theatre's production wing, the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, provides professional training for students and an opportunity to work with professional artists engaged to direct, perform, or design alongside UNLV Theatre students. It serves as a training laboratory providing a holistic experience in theatre performance, dramaturgy, design, technology, and stage management.