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The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon serves a variety of students with a wide range of needs and interests. The faculty of this department are committed to a liberal arts approach to theatre education and to maintaining the highest standards both in academic pursuits and in performance. We deeply believe in the value of theatre as a form of cultural formation and communication as well as a pathway for personal growth.

Take a tour of the Theatre Arts Department & University Theatre here: Theatre Tour


COVID-19 Response:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our department is following the University’s Return to Campus Plan. Staff will be working primarily remotely during fall term.

The TA department admin office (216 Villard) will be open for in-person drop-in service during the following times:
Weeks 5-8 (October 26- November, 20), M/W/TH 9:00am-2:00pm for drop-in service
Weeks 9-11, TBA

If you are unable to access the building during these drop-in hours, please call 541-346-4171 and we’ll let you in the main entrance of Villard Hall.  if your key card won’t let you into the building during the 9-3 timeframe. To set up an appointment with office staff outside of the posted drop-in hours, please email our Office Specialist, Alohi, at

Please explore our web pages for more information about courses and our degree programs.  Any questions you have may be e-mailed to


Open letter to TA students and alumni: 

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A Special Tribute to RBG

To acknowledge the incredible life and incredibly sad passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we wanted to highlight a unique connection that RBG has to the Theatre Arts Department. 

The pictures included in this post show a hand embroidered collar that our Professor Emerita of Costume Design, Alexandra Bonds, made for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Alexandra Bonds mailed the collar along with a letter that thanked RBG for her work to expand the constitution to represent all people equally and for her continued advocacy for women’s rights and equal human rights for all. Included in the


London Study Abroad


Program Overview

The London Theatre program is a 9­ week intensive study program offered every other Spring term (odd years).

During the study term, you will attend live professional theatre performances, sometimes including mixed media concerts, opera, ballet, or modern dance. In addition to contemporary London theatre, you may elect to study performance with London theatre professionals, meet with guest speakers, and have ample free time to explore London’s museums and other historical sites. In addition, you will travel to Stratford­Upon­Avon, Kenilworth and either Sudeley


Virtual Event Calendar




Thank you to all of our students who participated in the October 20th open discussion—the conversations were illuminating, impactful and forward-looking! We look forward to holding many more community conversations in the future and encourage all of you to participate—we want to be build a strong, community-based department and your voices as students matter. We also want to note that these open forums/community conversations are safe places of connectivity for sharing thoughts, experiences,