Follow Your Passion

In June 2024, Dean College announced the creation of the Schools of Performing Arts, a dynamic and innovative institution that merges the best elements of the School of the Arts and the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance. 

Experiential Learning & The Dean Difference

At the core of the Schools of Performing Arts is The Dean Difference, a unique philosophy centered around exceptional student support and engagement. The curriculum will feature innovative and experiential learning opportunities such as:

  • Collaborative Productions: Real-world experience through collaborative projects that involve theatre productions, dance performances and musical showcases.
  • Industry Internships: Partnerships with leading arts organizations to provide students with invaluable, hands-on internship experiences.
  • Master Classes: Workshops and seminars conducted by industry experts, including notable choreographers, directors and music producers. Public Performances:  Multiple sold-out “Mainstage” performances every semester.
  • Capstone Projects: Signature senior-level work culminating in a final presentation.

Dean College Dance students in performance

Joan Phelps Palladino Dance Programs

Dance is a unique, powerful modality and at Dean you'll be challenged to develop your proficiency and knowledge while broadening your perspective.

Dean College AMGT majors waiting for the show to start.

Theatre and Arts Management Programs

With first-rate performance venues, modern equipment and top-of-the-line facilities, our programs will help you prepare for an exciting career.

A group of dancers on the stage during a performance.

Box Office

Performances are at the heart of our dance and theatre programs. Visit our box office to purchase tickets to watch our talented students perform.

Schools of Performing Arts By The Numbers

Learn More About Performing Arts at Dean