Mission Statements


The mission of the Kansas State University Department of Music is

  • to nurture the artistic, educational, scholarly, and creative development of students pursuing studies in music
  • to enhance liberal education of all students by offering performance and academic courses to the university constituency
  • to contribute to the greater musical community through research, creative, and educational activities.
  • to provide an environment that encourages the professional development of its faculty.

In fulfilling its mission, the department is dedicated to upholding a standard of excellence in all endeavors, attracting the best students, hiring and retaining the most qualified faculty, and taking an active role in the intellectual and cultural life of the university, the state, and the nation.



The mission of the theatre program is to develop human potential, expand knowledge, and enrich cultural understanding and expression through high quality undergraduate and graduate education. Through scholarship/research, service, and production, the theatre program seeks to train future artists, scholars and teachers of theatre, and to inform the non-major, the university at large, and the surrounding community of the value of theatre to individuals and society.



K-State’s program provides professional studio training in partnership with a rich foundation in the liberal arts. We seek to produce creative problem solvers with strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to speak and write effectively about dance and its relationship to the rest of the curriculum.

K-State dance graduates are expected to demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in addition to a more focused career option and to view dance as a vital part of society and culture. The dance program offers dance in a liberal arts setting and provides education in dance as a performing art and a field of intellectual endeavor. The program provides strong, versatile training in ballet, modern, jazz, and musical stage dance techniques as well as movement analysis/styles, aesthetics, history, teaching methodology, fieldwork, and dance production.