Vision & Mission

We are guided by the following Vision and Mission statements:


The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts strives to set the standard of excellence for undergraduate professional Theatre training programs.


The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts is dedicated to developing the intellectual growth, creativity, aesthetic appreciation, professional preparedness, and character of its students by combining rigorous training with a liberal arts education. Learning in this department is a collaborative experience which embraces professional standards in the studio, in the classroom, and in the active production laboratory. The department is committed to attracting a diverse body of talented students through a highly selective, national audition/interview process. We strive to prepare students who will participate vigorously and generously in a global community that encompasses the theatre, film, television, and entertainment industries.

The Department of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). This association sets national standards for curriculum and production programs at the undergraduate level for institutions of higher learning. Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts undergoes an extensive accreditation process in order to maintain the highest standards of quality and integrity of its degree programs.