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How to Reach the Department of Theatre

The main office is currently working remotely. We are ready to support you via email, phone, or video conferencing. If you need assistance, please call us at 303-615-1414; the office phones are being forwarded. If you reach voicemail, please leave a message. We will be checking the voicemail and responding to any messages ASAP. You can also reach us via email:

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Support services for students and building closures

All of MSU Denver’s student success and enrollment services will continue to function but will do so remotely.

The? Health Center at Auraria will remain open until further notice and can provide limited COVID-19 testing. Please call the Health Center first at 303-615-9999 prior to directly walking in. This enables the staff to get ready for your visit and ensures that the appropriate screening questions can be asked over the phone.   

The Tivoli Student Union

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The Auraria Library

Library Services

The Early Learning Center

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Managing stress and anxiety
We understand that the constant stream of information about COVID-19 and ongoing changes to campus operations may cause stress and anxiety. During challenging times, please know that the following resources are available to you and your students:

  • You can talk to a medical professional or counselor at the Health Center at Auraria. Simply call 303-615-9999 and indicate that you would like to schedule a “Coronavirus Consultation.” There will be no charge for this visit.
  • MSU Denver’s ?Counseling Center will begin offering virtual counseling opportunities for students this week. Please call 303-615-9988 to request or reschedule a counseling appointment. If you have an urgent crisis, please call 303-615-9911. 

Get READY to go ONLINE: Visit the "READY" website.


  • Proctor U - your professor will let you know if you need to take any exams via Proctor U

ONLINE TECH SUPPORT provided by Center for Teaching, Learning, and Design

Online: Online Tech Support

Phone: 303-615-0800

ITS Support Availability

ITS is temporarily suspending walk-in services at both campus locations. All clients requiring assistance should contact the ITS Helpdesk at 303-352-7548 or submit a request via The Helpdesk phone line is available 24x7, and the support portal linked above is accessible via VPN.

Password Management

In an effort to minimize disruptions to remote workers, ITS has temporarily paused password expiration for all account holders. All clients should maintain sound password habits, including use of complex passwords, not sharing credentials, and leveraging multi-factor authentication.

Campus Computer Lab Closure

With most buildings closed and shared computing resources being a risk to spread infection, we will unfortunately be closing all campus computer labs for the duration of the health crisis. We are actively working to provide mechanisms for off-campus access to key academic software titles; if you have any questions on this topic please contact the ITS Helpdesk via the above information.


Faculty must fill out the request paperwork with the requested software for a student in need. 


Department of Theatre and Dance at MSU Denver


Due to Covid Restrictions our main office on campus is not open for regular hours. Please feel free to reach out to Jacob Welch at or Shelby Shepherd at The office phone number is being answered at 303-615-1414

The Department of Theatre and Dance at MSU Denver produces outstanding musicals, dramas, dance concerts, and multidisciplinary performances and festivals.  The department also develops and tours original works and cultivates strong community partnerships (such as with Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Touring Company and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance). Learn more about our mission and history and past productions.

The work of our theatre and dance students, faculty, and staff has earned local and regional awards for many years.  We believe that theatre and dance are inclusive ‘ensemble’ experiences that provide transferable skills that will support you in a variety of professions.  The theatre program's motto is "Theatre as Equipment for Living!" and the dance program's motto is "Dance to Be Moved!"

Our coursework and practical experiences prepare you for a career in theatre or dance or for graduate school after graduation.  Our department has highly accomplished and professionally skilled faculty and staff who care about your success toward achieving your educational and professional goals.

MSU Denver’s Department of Theatre and Dance has been transforming Colorado’s performing-arts scene for decades. Our faculty has won several awards for teaching excellence, and our alumni are working in performance venues throughout the country. The theatre program produces four major productions a year, including two musicals in affiliation with the Department of Music.  The dance program provides inter-cultural experiences in dance while giving you skills that last a life-time.

Encapsulating entire cultures through movement, sound and the visual world, there’s nothing quite like the performancing arts that captivates the soul.  Unique stories of folklore, interpreted through dance or dialogue, have inspired creativity and mesmerized audiences for generations. Whichever ways you plan on making a living through your creative prowess, the Department of Theatre and Dance will help you find your path.

The MSU Denver's Dance program is distinctive in its versatility and its partnership with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. CPRD is recognized worldwide for its dynamic cross-cultural curriculum, community engagement, innovative choreography and promotion of American dance heritage. In this exciting program, CPRD’s mission of social transformation through dance and MSU Denver’s academic rigor and focus on real world experience converge.

Are you ready to reimagine your possibilities? Studying theatre or dance will give you confidence and a skill set to be a valuable contributor to the performing arts or set you up for future studies at a graduate program.


Career Prospects

Here’s where a Major in Theatre might take you:

  • Film
  • Screen and Stage Acting
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Engineering
  • Arts Administration
  • Stage Management
  • Arts Administration
  • Costume Design
  • Education

Laura Love_Theatre
Laura Love teaches technical theatre courses and is our departmental Costume Director. She has designed scenery and costumes for more than 90 productions throughout Colorado and Utah. She is also an active member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. She is the costume and scenery advisor for our B.F.A. Applied Theatre Technology & Design students, as well as our Theatre Majors and Minors.

Laura Love

Professor of Theatre

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