Howard University's Department of Theatre is dedicated to the continued growth and development of African-American theatre by training competent professionals in the fields of Acting, Dance Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Arts Administration, and Theatre Technology. The Department is committed to fostering an environment that encourages research and experimentation in performance, thereby pioneering innovative forms of drama and dance that best enable African-American artists to speak in their own distinctive cultural voice.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) programs are professional programs designed for the student interested in seriously pursuing a career in the performing arts. These programs focus on a series of application and research-intensive courses leading to the development of a body of techniques that will serve as a foundation for their entry into the field. The program seeks to "ground" the student's "voice" within the tradition of the Diaspora and continue the legacy of our departmental founders.