Where art meets opportunity.

Actors, dancers, vocalists, stage managers, costume and set designers, theatre technicians: The world of performing arts is full of potential for those ready to change the world through arts and entertainment. Follow your passion as you work alongside professional faculty and guest artists who are ready to help you achieve your dreams. Complete your Bachelor of Fine Arts in just three years, two summers, or earn a certificate from our Professional Conservatory Theatre Program in two years, two summers.

As a student in the School of Performing Arts or a conservatory student, you’ll have opportunities to act, dance, choreograph and produce performances throughout the school year. Theatre students expand their body of work at the Summer Theatre Institute on campus and at Okoboji Summer Theatre, our stock theatre company in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Dance students learn and perform as part of Stephens Summer Dance.

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