Apply to the UTeach Theatre program at UT Austin

UTeach Theatre (B.F.A. in Theatre Education)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Overview

UTeach Theatre, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Education degree plan, is a nationally recognized, pre-professional program for students interested in teaching theatre at the high school, middle school or elementary school level.

Outstanding faculty offer students a comprehensive curriculum in theatre, drama, technical theatre and educational methods combined with in-depth field and student teaching experiences.

The B.F.A. in Theatre Education degree plan leads to K-12 theatre teacher certification. Students wishing to study theatre who do not plan to seek teaching certification should apply to the B.A. in Theatre and Dance.

There are more than 20 performance opportunities each year for students majoring in theatre. Many productions are student-produced, providing opportunities to develop new skills as directors, writers, production managers, designers and dramaturgs.


Freshman Applicants

1. SUBMIT THE APPLYTEXAS APPLICATION OR COMMON APP APPLICATION

Available: August 1, 2023
Deadline: December 1, 2023

All applicants must submit a freshman university application via ApplyTexas or Common App. This university application will include:

For a full list of application requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

2. SUBMIT THEATRE AND DANCE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Available: September 1, 2023
Deadline: December 11, 2023

Applicants will select their intended major. B.F.A. in Theatre Education (UTeach Theatre) applicants are also asked to submit a short video as part of their Theatre and Dance application:

  • Introduction and Teaching Demo: Please introduce yourself and your hometown, and tell us a fun fact about yourself. Then, teach a brief lesson about something fun and easy. For example, you could teach us how to make a PB&J, or teach about why dogs are better than cats (two to three minutes total).

Check out this tutorial for instructions on how to access and submit the Fine Arts Supplemental application. Applicants may be asked to schedule an interview with our B.F.A. in Theatre Education (UTeach Theatre) faculty after the application deadline.

The portal to submit a Theatre and Dance application will be accessible via the applicant’s MyStatus portal.


Transfer Applicants

For External Transfer Applicants

1. Submit the ApplyTexas Application or Common App Application

Available: August 1, 2023
Deadline: March 1, 2024

The Common App or ApplyTexas fall application is due March 1. All applicants must submit a transfer university application via ApplyTexas or Common App. This university application will include:

For a full list of application requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

2. Submit Theatre and Dance Application Requirements

Available: September 1, 2023
Deadline: March 8, 2024

B.F.A. in Theatre Education (UTeach Theatre) applicants are asked to submit a short video as part of their Theatre and Dance application:

  • Introduction and Teaching Demo: Please introduce yourself and your hometown, and tell us a fun fact about yourself. Then, teach a brief lesson about something fun and easy. For example, you could teach us how to make a PB&J, or teach about why dogs are better than cats (two to three minutes total).

Applicants may be asked to schedule an interview with our B.F.A. in Theatre Education (UTeach Theatre) faculty after the application deadline.

The portal to submit a Theatre and Dance application will be accessible via the applicant’s MyStatus portal.

For Internal Applicants (Change or Add Major)

1. Complete The University of Texas at Austin Internal Transfer Application

Available: February 1, 2024
Deadline: May 1, 2024

For more information regarding the internal transfer process, please visit the Office of Admissions Internal Transfer website.

An interview with UTeach Theatre (Theatre Education) faculty is required for admission to the UTeach Theatre program. Sign up for an interview time by completing the Internal Transfer Application.


APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR FRESHMEN APPLICANTS

ApplyTexas or Common App application for admittance in Fall 2024 opens.August 1, 2023
Department of Theatre and Dance application opens.September 1, 2023
ApplyTexas or Common App application deadline.December 1, 2023
Deadline for students to submit all additional application items, including Theatre and Dance application.December 11, 2023

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR EXTERNAL TRANSFER APPLICANTS 

ApplyTexas or Common App application for admittance in Fall 2024 opens.August 1, 2023
Department of Theatre and Dance application for external transfers opens.September 1, 2023
ApplyTexas or Common App application deadline.March 1, 2024
Deadline for students to submit all additional application items, including Theatre and Dance application.March 8, 2024

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS (CHANGE OR ADD MAJOR)

Application for internal transfers (change of major) opens.February 1, 2024
Deadline to submit all application requirements.May 1, 2024

 


Sample Curriculum

FIRST YEARSECOND YEARTHIRD YEARFOURTH YEAR

Technical Theatre

Acting I & II

Public Practice

Production Shop

Theatre History I & II

Costume/Lighting/Scene Design

TD Upper Division

Directing I & II

Creative Drama I & II

Young Audiences

Costume/Lighting/Scene Design

Teaching Cert: Individual Differences

Teaching Cert: Teaching Theatre

TD Upper Division

Teaching Cert: PSY 304, PSY 309, EDP 350G, or HDF 313 & 113L ***

Directing the Young Performer (DYP)

Teaching Cert: School Organization & Classroom Management

Teaching Cert: Designs for Instruction

Directing Project

Teaching Cert: All-Level Teaching Practicum

The schedule and availability of Theatre and Dance courses changes each semester. The courses listed above are examples for this focus. Students must also fulfill The University of Texas at Austin’s core curriculum, department core, and elective requirements.

DOWNLOAD SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN:

 

You may need to install Acrobat Reader to access this document.