All of Doane’s your stage – regardless of your major. Our ensembles, productions, groups and scholarships are open to all students, not just our performing arts degree majors. Go ahead, step into the spotlight.

Theatre program students in a play


Gain hands-on and in-depth experience as you learn the ropes (and in some cases pull the actual curtain ropes) of putting on a theatre production. With four main stage productions a year, you have ample opportunity to explore and find your true stage presence – from the cast to the costumes, to set design, sound and lighting.


No need to be a music major to make (sound) waves on the stage. Carry your passion for singing or playing your instrument through college. With five choral ensembles and three band ensembles, we encourage you to flex your musical muscles at Doane.

Doane student performance
India Williams


Research. Write. Speak. Repeat. Thus is the routine of our dedicated Forensics team members. Far from mundane, these speech students present topics of controversial, innovative and buzzworthy nature on the road at tournaments across the country. Speak for yourself and improve lifelong skills of argument, public speaking and confidence.

Set Design

Earn a Performing Arts Scholarship

Come one, come all. Our performing arts scholarships are open to all students, regardless of major. (We meant it when we said Doane is your stage to express and explore your theatrical, musical and forensic passions.)

See Kenny's Story

"With my Doane education, I can stand toe-to-toe with anybody."

India Williams

Mass Communication, class of 2007
I take pride in helping others accomplish their educational goals. I will always be a Tiger!
India Williams