Department of Theatre & Dance

From directing, choreographing, acting and dancing to designing and technical work,  theatre and dance are highly collaborative art forms at SUNY Potsdam.

Students and professionals engage in creative problem solving requiring the setting and meeting of long-term goals and the analysis and understanding movement and dramatic literature.

Faculty and students work closely in support of our active production program which includes productions that are directed and choreographed by students, faculty members, and guest artists.  These include ten-minute and one-act play festivals, faculty dance concerts, full-length plays and student choreographers' concerts.

View our Student Handbook (PDF) for the most up-to-date  descriptions of our Majors and Minors, and their course requirements.


The Department of Theatre and Dance in collaboration with dedicated alumni are working hard to establish scholarships for students.  Learn more about the William Champney Scholarship Fund Development in our blog.

Theatre student ChaRon Brahbam on stage Theatre Student 1st Place Winner for Oscar Experience

SUNY Potsdam theater student, ChaRon Brabham, was among six college students on stage during Oscars night. The Brooklyn native was one of the winners of The Oscar Experience College Search, and is pursuing a career in film. She produced a video that answered the question: How will you contribute to the future of movies? Brabham spent most of last week in Hollywood and got the chance to mingle with some of the celebrities at the Academy Awards ceremony. She and the other five college students appeared onstage and delivered Oscar statuettes to the telecast presenters during the show.

North Country Public Radio caught up with ChaRon. She says it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Listen to interview.

Watch Oscar Clips featuring ChaRon and others.