Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University

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1301 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130, USA

About Middle Tennessee State University

Theatre majors at MTSU take center stage with hands-on production responsibilities in the theatre's main season. Students enter a comprehensive program that includes all areas of performance and design/technology, theatre in education, and dance. Theory and instruction are infused with a carefully crafted progression of hands-on experience and training. The 1,000-seat Tucker Theatre underwent extensive renovation in 2010, and the Anderson Studio Theatre provides space for student produced performances. Students use state-of-the-art lighting, costuming, and scenery equipment both in and out of the classroom.

The Department of Theatre and Dance boasts an array of courses unmatched by most other undergraduate training programs including:

  • Performance and Directing: Multiple Levels of Acting, Directing, and Musical Theatre Performance, Meisner Technique, Script Analysis, Acting for the Camera, Voice for the Actor, Dance for Theatre and special topics such as Unarmed & Armed Stage Combat, Dialects, Performing Shakepeare, and Directing New Works.
  • Production: Introductory and Advanced Costume / Makeup / Scenic / Lighting Technology & Design, Theatrical Design Concepts, Stage Management, Theatrical Drafting, Automated Lighting for Arts & Entertainment, and special topics such as Rigging for Arts & Entertainment, Scenic Painting, Costuming for Dance, Special Effects Makeup, Design & Technology of Cirque du Soleil
  • Dance: Multiple levels of Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, tap, Choreography I & II, Dance Kinesiology
  • Education: Theatre in Education, Methods for Using Drama in the Classroom, Methods & Assessment of Theatre in Secondary Education, Teaching Creative Movement for Children, Theory & Practice of Teaching Dance.

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Angela Tipps

Performer, Artistic Staff, Fan

  Murfreesboro, TN

5 productions

Taylor Lynn Dobson

Performer, Fan, Actor

  Murfreesboro, TN

2 productions

Caitlin Clements

Performer, Fan, Actor

  Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 production

Lauren Belk

Performer, Fan, Actor

  Murfreesboro, TN

1 production