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Harness Your Stage Presence

You’re more than a major, so why let your major limit you? As a Doane student, you’re free to pursue your passions—all of them.

Everyone can enjoy art, and at Doane, everyone can help create it. Our ensembles, productions, and even our scholarships are open to all students—no matter what you’re studying. We want you to be the very best version of yourself, and the way to do that is to go beyond the basics, challenge yourself, and dive deeper into the things you love. At Doane, you can.

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Forensics team members perfect their research, writing, editing, and speaking skills by preparing events and competing across three categories. Known across the country for its professionalism, innovation, and passion, you can discover your voice on the Doane forensics team.

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With three areas of emphasis and unending opportunities to enjoy and perform, Doane can help you follow your passion for music anywhere you want to go. Not a music major? Our performances and ensembles still need you and your talent.

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Theatre students at Doane get in-depth experience with every facet of the theatre, right from the start. Try your hand at set and costume design or develop your skills as a director, manager, technician, or performer. You could even write and produce your own production. At Doane, you’re more than just a theatre student: you’re an artist.

Earn a Performing Arts Scholarship

Our performing arts scholarships are available to all students, regardless of major. Sign up to audition today.

Upcoming Audition Dates

  • Wednesday, November 7
  • Wednesday, December 5
  • Friday, December 7

Forensics auditions may be scheduled outside of these dates.

Learn from Industry Professionals

Doane faculty have been there, done that. With real, relevant experience in the industry itself, faculty members work with students as collaborators to create art that is fresh and exciting. And our community-centric culture means you have direct access to faculty members and the opportunity to create relationships that will last well beyond your time at Doane.

Build Skills That Will Last a Lifetime

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The hands-on experience and collaborative approach you enjoy during your time here will broaden your perspective and give you real skills that will serve you well after graduation.

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The knowledge you gain now lays the groundwork and will prepare you for a career or graduate studies in a wide range of fields.

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The relationships you form will help you create a strong network of support as you continue to pursue your passions for years to come.

Get the Competitive Edge

You can see your name in lights in more ways than one. Doane’s performing arts programs compete successfully at the state and national level, bringing home awards and accolades every year.

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A Top-Ranked University in the AFA-NIET.

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Selected to perform at the NMEA Conference 12 times over the past 20 years.

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Earned more than 50 awards for excellence from the KCACTF.

See the Difference

Join us for a performance and see for yourself what makes Doane performing arts so special.



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