East Tennessee State University provides distinctive educational and research opportunities to attract students from around the region and the world. ETSU is located in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Highlands and has a student population of approximately 15,000 including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU Department of Theatre and Dance, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, provides a strong foundation in theatre and dance with a focus on individualized mentoring. Our professionally trained faculty and staff offer current, up-to-date instruction through diverse and challenging concentrations in Acting, Design/Production, General Theatre, and Musical Theatre. A new Physical Theatre concentration is coming fall 2021. We offer a minor in Dance–required for the Musical Theatre and Physical Theatre concentrations. Martin Center for the Arts is our new state-of-the-art performance facility opening 2020-21, housing new scene and costume shops. We are accredited by National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).