Department of Theatre Arts

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Don’t get lost in the shuffle — come join the theatre and dance majors at Colorado Mesa University and start making art! Our department is just the right size to offer tons of opportunities and top-notch, rigorous training. It is large enough to tackle ambitious projects and yet small and flexible enough to tailor to your particular needs. Classes are intimate, with a small student to faculty ratio, allowing for significant individual attention. Each season’s productions are picked specifically for the current class of students.

Colorado Mesa University is strategically located at the hub of a circle of important entertainment centers such as Aspen, Telluride, Moab, and Park City, Utah. There are regional theatres of international repute within driving distance, such as the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Upcoming Auditions for Future Students

  • Calendar IconAuditions are by video submission only: Due by June 30, 2020
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Contact Information

Main Office: 970.248.1233

To schedule an audition/interview, contact:

Dance: Amanda Benzin 

Music Theatre: Jeremy Franklin

Acting/Directing: Ben Reigel

Design/Technology: Matt Schlief

General Theatre: Mo LaMee 

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All CMU baccalaureate graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, communication fluency, quantitative fluency, and specialized knowledge/applied learning. In addition to these campus-wide student learning outcomes, graduates of this major will be able to:

1. Communicate verbally contemporary and enduring concepts concerning Human Culture through participation and/or observation of the performing arts and speech. (Specialized Knowledge/ Communication)

2. Create progressively more challenging projects through the use of intellectual and/or practical skills. (Applied Learning)

3. Demonstrate teamwork and problem solving skills through collaboration and cooperation on creative projects. (Critical Thinking)

4. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and versatility of the discipline from conceptualization to application. (Applied Learning)