Overview: Theater & Dance at Carleton College

Welcome to the Carleton Department of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance offers courses in each of the major areas of interest. Theater offerings include acting, voice, movement, directing, design-technical and performance, as well as courses in literature, history and criticism. In all of our courses our goal is to examine the intersection of critical thought and creative practice. Dance gives students at all levels opportunities for active participation in three basic areas: technique, choreography and analysis, and performance. The broadest goal of these offerings is to increase understanding of the art of dance as a contribution to a liberal arts education and to connect theory and practice through embodied learning. 

This website is your resource for performance news, major requirements, photo galleries, and general department information.