For 25 years, the Performing Arts Center at Roger Williams University has provided a nurturing environment for students to study Dance & Performance Art, Music and Theatre. The William N. Grandgeorge Theatre hosts dozens of performance each year, and is named in honor of Professor Emeritus Bill Grandgeorge, who established the Theatre Department and the London Study Abroad program 40 years ago. The Dance and Performance Studies Program develops highly trained, creatively active and professionally oriented students with its unique curriculum. The Music Program offers a solid foundation in music theory and the principle musical styles in western culture and world cultures as well as private vocal or instrumental study. The Theatre Program offers a liberal arts theatre degree combining a thorough academic base with a strong emphasis on practical learning and professional skills both in class and on stage. All programs combine academic courses and practical studio training with the active public performance programs featured on these pages.