Theatre is best when it incites or excites. Plays and musicals provoke action. Challenge complacency. Demand your attention. Productions from various eras and genres examine what makes someone rebel or challenge the established way things have always been done.
The Department of Theatre at MSU is challenging the traditional in order to create something new, unique and fresh. We are doing things differently! Our one of a kind self-selected undergraduate education (School of Choice) benefits from graduate mentors of our highly regarded artist/educator Master of Fine Arts programs. With the most advanced stage technology we allow designers the opportunity to defy conventional design. With focused-based theatre studies courses that surround today’s most pressing topics we challenge the traditional survey teaching model. Through forward-thinking acting classes we embrace media at its core. And our adventurous programs like the ĭmáGEN in collaboration with Wharton Center develops new trailblazing musicals with today’s most promising artists.
Explore your world through the vibrant cultural community that is Michigan State University. Discover the hundreds of performances, exhibitions, and special programs that enrich lives on campus, in the community, and throughout the world.
Arts and culture at MSU play a critical role in nurturing the human spirit while contributing to a richer quality of life. Museums, galleries, and gardens along with libraries, historic sites, and performance spaces provide a catalyst for cultural exchange of diverse ideas and inspirations. At the same time, audiences on campus and around the world take advantage of academic and research programs, public broadcasting, online resources, publications, and outreach initiatives.
Join us in exploring a world of arts and culture at Michigan State University. Learn more at artsandculture.msu.edu