HPU’s Department of Theatre and Dance Named a Top 30 Program

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High Point University has been named to the Top 30 College Acting and Performing Arts Programs in the country for 2019-20 by OnStage Blog.


HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2019 – High Point University’s Department of Theatre and Dance in the David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences has been named among the Top 30 College Acting and Performing Arts Programs in the country for 2019-20 by OnStage Blog.

HPU was selected because of the department’s commitment to experiential learning and unique Maymester offering that combines a classroom study of Shakespeare and his works with a two-week study abroad trip to London. The course brings theater to life and includes travel to Stratford-upon-Avon and a minimum of five performances in some of the most famous theaters in the world, including the Royal Shakespeare Company Theater and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. Along the way, students see the sites of London and visit Shakespeare’s birthplace.

“Being ranked among such renowned national programs is truly a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff,” says Doug Brown, associate professor of the Department of Theatre and Dance. “Because we place such a strong focus on equipping students with critical life skills, our program has evolved to include this experiential learning opportunity through the Maymester program.”

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