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Welcome to the Family.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is a world-class educational environment that serves as the ultimate creative incubator for the next generation of artists, thinkers and leaders in theatre and performance.

With over 50 faculty and more than 150 courses each semester, the department offers unparalleled resources, diverse perspectives and most importantly – a tight-knit, collaborative community in which students thrive.

What I love most is how genuinely nice everyone is and how supportive they are. When I was first making the transition from high school to college, the UT Theatre and Dance family is the reason why it went so smoothly.

- Cosme Damian Flores (B.F.A. 2018)

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Application Requirements

Learn more about application requirements for individual areas using our Application Requirements Finder.

Undergraduate Programs

The Fall 2024 application is available beginning August 1, 2023. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2023. The transfer deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. 

B.F.A. in Acting 
B.A. in Theatre and Dance
B.F.A. in Dance
UTeach Dance (B.F.A. in Dance + teaching certification)
UTeach Theatre (B.F.A. in Theatre Education)

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Graduate Programs

The deadline to apply for Fall 2024 admission varies by program and ranges from December 2023 through March 2024. Please review individual degree plans for specific timelines and requirements. 

M.F.A. in Dance
UT Live Design and Production (M.F.A. in Theatre)
Directing (M.F.A. in Theatre)
Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities (M.F.A. in Theatre)
Performance as Public Practice (M.A. / M.F.A. / Ph.D. in Theatre)
Playwriting (M.F.A. in Theatre)

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Exterior Winship


Admissions to the College of Fine Arts; graduates 2019

College of Fine Arts Admissions

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Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

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Information for Parents

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Career Outcomes