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Curtains music by John Kander, lyrics Fred Ebb, book by Rupert Holmes photography by Gabrielle Marks

Major in theatre...

​Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig photography by Gabrielle Marks

...minor in dance, film or theatre

​Student film Recalculating

Small classes, individual attention

Amadeus by Peter Schaffer photography by Randall Photography

Classes in acting, script-writing, musical theatre…

Gypsy book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim photography by Gabrielle Marks

…modern, jazz, ballet, composition…

And Then… guest choreographer Kimberleigh Allen Holman  photography by Gabrielle Marks

film production, screen-writing, film history

​student film Humunculove

Two state-of-the-art theatres

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonough photography by Gabrielle Marks

Contemporary plays, classic plays, musicals

The Sweetest Swing in Baseball by Rebecca Gilman photography by Gabrielle Marks

Auditions open to all PC students

Noises Off by Michael Frayn photography by Gabrielle Marks

Annual juried student film festival

Us and Them guest choreographer Lise Brody photography by Nikki Carrara

Student-directed productions

The Music and the Mirror student-directed musical revue photography by Chris  Cacciavillani ‘14

Visiting artists on each production

Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig photography by Gabrielle Marks

Diverse and non-traditional casting

​student film One Minute

Work-study opportunities open to all students

Poor Murderer by Pavel Kohout photography by Gabrielle Marks

Hands-on experience in set and costume

Firestarter guest choreographer Dante A. Sciarra photography by Meghan Sepe

Opportunities for community involvement

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare photography by Gabrielle Marks

​The primary goal of the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film of Providence College is the development of theatre artists. It provides knowledge of and experience in the discipline of theatre, offering a foundation necessary for graduate study and continued professional development. By developing theatre artists, the department directly enriches the life of the College through a program of public performances.

In keeping with the liberal arts foundation, the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film is committed to providing its students with a thorough background in theatre history, theory, criticism, and literature. This approach arises from the belief that, in addition to developing proficiency in a variety of theatre crafts and performance techniques, the young theatre artist must understand theatre as an art which exists in an historical, political, spiritual, and economic context.

The Department offers a major and minor in Theatre, a minor in dance, a  minor in film, as well as courses for the general student population.


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Big News: New Musical Theatre Track at Providence College


We are excited to announce a NEW Musical Theatre Track within the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film!








The Musical Theatre Concentration at Providence College aims to develop the student’s talent and ability with the goal of helping the students discover their own unique abilities in musical theatre. A successful professional in musical theatre must possess skills in acting, voice, music and dance, and be able to integrate these skills with ease, expressiveness and versatility. As such, this concentration requires coursework in music, acting and dance combined with many performance opportunities, In order to concentrate in Musical Theatre, students must elect either a music or theatre major. This assures that they will have a deep grounding in at least one of two foundational areas of musical theatre.

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