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    NKU hosts exhibition showcasing Korean ceramic art

    March 1, 2023 - “Here and There: Navigating the Cultural In-Between” explores a diverse range of works from Korean ceramic artists that negotiate the complexities of bicultural identities and perspectives. Running March 6-24, 2023 at the NKU Art Galleries [...]

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    The Princess Plays: Fresh Spin on Classic Fairy Tales at NKU

    Feb 28, 2023 - See the story of two Princesses — Snow White and Sleeping Beauty — in these hilariously twisted musical fairy tales! SOTA continues its Theatre & Dance season with The Princess Plays, featuring the musicals Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty: Rise and Shine, running from March 24 – April 2, 2023 at NKU's Corbett Theatre [...]

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    Shakespeare's Classic Comedy “Twelfth Night” Comes to NKU

    Jan. 23, 2023 - SOTA continues its Theatre & Dance season with William Shakespeare’s timeless classic Twelfth Night. The play will run from February 16-26, 2023 at NKU's Stauss Theatre [...]

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Direct Your Future

NKU's School of the Arts Theatre & Dance Program relies on intensive student involvement both inside and outside the classroom. Our staff, resources, and facilities serve the developing artist. At the program’s center is a vital balance of process and production giving each student opportunities to stretch boundaries and discover new possibilities.

Auditions & Scholarships

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Approximately 25 percent of theatre majors receive scholarships. Both the Theatre & Dance Program and the University have a variety of scholarship awards for qualified students.

Audition Dates


  • Friday, March 31, 2023


    BFA Audition Information


    Study Abroad

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    Explore London & Italy

    Each year, more and more NKU undergraduates, graduate students, student teachers, and faculty are getting involved in studying, interning, working, and volunteering abroad.

    Please select an option below to learn more about available programs.

    Note that all programs listed are approved by the Office of Education Abroad. If you'd like to propose a program that is not listed here, please contact Anne Perry to discuss the approval process.


    Curtain Call: British Theater in Action (CCSA)


    From Shakespeare to the 21st Century: 400 Years of Popular London Theater (CCSA)


    Theater on Location: Classic to Contemporary (London, UK) (CCSA)


    ART 491/ THEA 375: Decorative Painting for the Designer & Artist (Italy) (KIIS)


    Contact Us

    Theatre & Dance Office

    Northern Kentucky University
    Fine Arts Center 205
    Nunn Drive
    Highland Heights, KY 41099 | (859) 572-6362

    Theatre & Dance Program Head

    Michael Hatton
    FA 205A | (859) 572-6160

    Theatre & Dance Advisors

    Nicole Perrone
    FA 214 | (859) 572-7764

    Christopher Ryan
    FA 207