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2003-04 College Guide to the Performing Arts: Theatre Departments, 2003-04

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The following is a list of selected theatre departments at colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States offering degrees or certificates. Those that are members of NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre), NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance), and U/RTA (University/Resident Theatre Association) are indicated as such.

Schools are listed alphabetically within each state. Back Stage sent out questionnaires to the schools in order to update its list. We also checked against the NAST and U/RTA directories. If the school did not respond to the questionnaire, we placed an asterisk (*) next to its name, denoting the fact that information is from the 2002 listing. Listings for schools that have advertisements within this section include website, department head, and degrees offered. For more specific information, contact the schools directly.

The National Association of Schools of Theatre, established in 1969, aims to "improve educational practices and maintain high professional standards in theatre education." NAST is located at 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, phone (703) 437-0700, email:, website:

The University/Resident Theatre Association, also founded in 1969, was established to "work towards the highest standards in theatre production and performance and to help bring resident professional theatre to the university campus and its community." U/RTA is located at 1560 Broadway, Suite 712, New York, NY 10036, phone (212) 221-1130, email:, website:


Alabama Shakespeare Festival

University of Alabama

One Festival Drive

Montgomery, AL 36117

(334) 271-5300



Auburn University

Department of Theatre

211 Telfair B. Peet Theatre

Auburn, AL 36849-5422

(334) 844-4748/fax (334) 844-4939



Auburn University, Montgomery

Department of Communication & Dramatic Arts

PO Box 244023

Montgomery, AL 36124-4023

(334) 244-3379/fax (334) 244-3740


Jacksonville State University

Drama Department

700 Pelham Road North

Jacksonville, AL 36265

(256) 782-5623/fax (256) 782-5706



University of Alabama

Department of Theatre and Dance

Box 870239

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0239

(205) 348-5283/

fax (205) 348-9048



University of Alabama at Birmingham

Department of Theatre

700 13th St., Bell Bldg. 101

Birmingham, AL 35294-3340

(205) 934-3236/fax (205) 934-8076

University of Montevallo

Communication Arts Department/Theatre Division


Montevallo, AL 35115

(205) 665-6210

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