Academic Programs

Academic Programs

One of the finest and most active undergraduate Theatre and Dance programs in the country can be found at Northern Michigan University. If you’re interested in pursuing a theatre or dance related career, and are willing to work hard to gain the necessary experience and skills, then a Theatre and Entertainment Arts or Dance degree from NMU may be for you.

What to Do With a Major in Theatre & Entertainment Arts? Majoring in Theatre


As a Theatre and Entertainment Arts major/minor or Dance minor, you will have the opportunity to become involved in all NMU theatrical productions, from acting to directing to working on production and technical crews. These are all experiences from which you will gain critical knowledge and acquire marketable skills and competencies.

The FRT offers offstage opportunities as well. Many students find employment in our Box Office, Costume Shop, and Scene Shop.

  • Box Office: From selling tickets to promoting the current FRT season, the box office staff makes sure everything is running smoothly.
  • Costume Shop: From sewing to sizing, the costume shop makes sure our actors are always looking fabulous.
  • Scene Shop: From assembling the pieces of a set, to putting it all together on stage, our scene shop is always bustling with activity. 


    Bachelor Degree Program

    Minor Programs