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    NKU Hosts Summer Dance Institute

    May 3, 2022 - The Summer Dance Institute will take place July 28-30, 2022. The program is for participants between the ages of 14 and 23, where they can experience immersive dance major courses. The opportunity provides the introduction to campus life in the new state-of-the-art dance studio [...]

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    Announcing SOTA's 2022-2023 Theatre & Dance Season

    April 18, 2022 - Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts is pleased to announce the productions slated for the 2022-2023 Theatre & Dance Season [...]

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    "Falstaff" Cast Reflects on Show

    April 7, 2022 - Reagan Wildoner sat down with two co-stars in the upcoming production of “Falstaff and the Endless Machine” to talk about the show itself, and their experiences as this process has unfolded [...]


Auditions & Scholarships

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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, Dec. 9, 2022 - Musical Theatre / Dance
  • Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 - All disciplines except Dance
  • Friday, March 31, 2023 - All disciplines
  • 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 Advisor

    Nicole Perrone
    FA 214 | (859) 572-7764