The department offers a unique program in puppetry and children’s theatre under the direction of Professor Richard Bay. Courses are offered in puppetry, multicultural puppetry, advanced puppetry, children’s theatre, and children’s theatre production. The introductory courses are designed for future elementary school teachers as well as theatre majors. The advanced courses focus on live production of puppet and children’s theatre plays. The department also produces innovative main stage productions under the direction of Professor Bay which feature live actors and puppets.