UTEP Theatre and Dance
Mission, Vision, and Values Statement
Through collaborative, imaginative, and engaging performances, we educate, develop, and inspire future artists, scholars, educators, and leaders in the performing arts.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to providing an inclusive, student-centered learning environment that creates opportunities for social mobility and offers innovative, cutting-edge training that propels students to achieve their dreams.
Education: We nurture and encourage the exploration of new ideas and practices to foster exciting experiences, knowledge, and kindle sustainable creative growth in our classrooms and productions cultivating a community of highly-skilled artists.
Diversity: We are committed to creating an environment that is compassionate, inclusive, and welcoming for all people. We cherish individuality and differences of thoughts and ideas and work toward providing an equitable educational experience for all that reflects the needs of an increasingly interconnected and multicultural world.
Community: We serve our community through storytelling, performance, and interdisciplinary engagement in the performing arts. We embrace the culture and diverse community of the Paso del Norte region. Through our work, we create impactful opportunities for communication and for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experience to impart a vital voice to the world.
Integrity: We pledge to conduct ourselves respectfully, responsibly, and with dedication as artists. We understand that communication, empathy, and compassion are crucial to a healthy and joyful working environment and are key to achieving our mission and vision.