High Point University’s Department of Theatre and Dance Named a Top 30 Program
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.
High Point University 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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ABOVE PHOTO – 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.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2020 edition of “The Best 385 Colleges” and on the Best Southeastern Colleges “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. HPU was recognized as a Great School for Business Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors. HPU was also recognized for Most Beautiful Campus (No. 18), Best College Dorms (No. 5) and Best Campus Food (No. 20). For nine years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs and career development, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.