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Theatre Departments 2001-02

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 our 2000 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., Reston, VA 20190, phone (703) 437-0700, email:, website:

The University/Resident Theatre Association, also founded in 1969, was established to "work toward 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 414, New York, NY 10036, phone (212) 221-1130, email:, website: www.urta. com.

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