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For official University updates and resources, please visit the MSU Denver Corona Virus Update page.

How to Reach the Department of Theatre

The main office is currently working remotely. We are ready to support you via email, phone, or video conferencing. If you need assistance, please call us at 303-615-1414; the office phones are being forwarded. If you reach voicemail, please leave a message. We will be checking the voicemail and responding to any messages ASAP. You can also reach us via email:

General Links

MSU Denver Coronavirus updates and resources 

Student Support for Learning Online (Including how to use Microsoft Teams) and FAQ for Online Learning

Class Scheduler FAQ's

Counseling Center

Health Center 

IT HelpDesk

Support services for students and building closures

All of MSU Denver’s student success and enrollment services will continue to function but will do so remotely.

The? Health Center at Auraria will remain open until further notice and can provide limited COVID-19 testing. Please call the Health Center first at 303-615-9999 prior to directly walking in. This enables the staff to get ready for your visit and ensures that the appropriate screening questions can be asked over the phone.   

The Tivoli Student Union

  • Closed

The Auraria Library

Library Services

The Early Learning Center

  • Closed

Managing stress and anxiety
We understand that the constant stream of information about COVID-19 and ongoing changes to campus operations may cause stress and anxiety. During challenging times, please know that the following resources are available to you and your students:

  • You can talk to a medical professional or counselor at the Health Center at Auraria. Simply call 303-615-9999 and indicate that you would like to schedule a “Coronavirus Consultation.” There will be no charge for this visit.
  • MSU Denver’s ?Counseling Center will begin offering virtual counseling opportunities for students this week. Please call 303-615-9988 to request or reschedule a counseling appointment. If you have an urgent crisis, please call 303-615-9911. 

Get READY to go ONLINE: Visit the "READY" website.


  • Proctor U - your professor will let you know if you need to take any exams via Proctor U

ONLINE TECH SUPPORT provided by Center for Teaching, Learning, and Design

Online: Online Tech Support

Phone: 303-615-0800

ITS Support Availability

ITS is temporarily suspending walk-in services at both campus locations. All clients requiring assistance should contact the ITS Helpdesk at 303-352-7548 or submit a request via The Helpdesk phone line is available 24x7, and the support portal linked above is accessible via VPN.

Password Management

In an effort to minimize disruptions to remote workers, ITS has temporarily paused password expiration for all account holders. All clients should maintain sound password habits, including use of complex passwords, not sharing credentials, and leveraging multi-factor authentication.

Campus Computer Lab Closure

With most buildings closed and shared computing resources being a risk to spread infection, we will unfortunately be closing all campus computer labs for the duration of the health crisis. We are actively working to provide mechanisms for off-campus access to key academic software titles; if you have any questions on this topic please contact the ITS Helpdesk via the above information.


Faculty must fill out the request paperwork with the requested software for a student in need. 


Department of Theatre and Dance at MSU Denver


The Department of Theatre and Dance at MSU Denver produces outstanding musicals, dramas, dance concerts, and multidisciplinary performances and festivals. The work of our theatre and dance students, faculty, and staff has earned local and regional awards for many years. We believe that Theatre and Dance are inclusive "ensemble" experiences that provide transferable skills that will support you in a variety of professions. "Theatre as Equipment for Living!" and "Dance to Be Moved!"


Our Program Options

Minor in Dance

Advising Sheet: Dance Minor Advising Sheet


Photo of Carrie Colton (she/her) in front of lake and mountain in blue striped white shirt and curled hair.
Carrie Colton (she/her) has worked internationally as a director, choreographer, and actor with specializations in Shakespeare, Musical Theatre and Devising Original Works. She is the Program Director for Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids here in CO and the Artistic Director for The Shakespeare Project in Anniston, AL. She is currently a certified yoga teacher, a member of The Association of Theatre Movement Educators, and a certified Advanced Combatant with Dueling Arts International and the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. At Metro, you can find her teaching movement, acting and directing.

Carrie Colton (she/her)

Assistant Professor with a focus in Performance and Movement

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