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.


First-Year Applicants

1. Submit the ApplyTexas Application or Common App Application

Available: August 1, 2022
Deadline: December 1, 2022

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

  • Application
  • Fee
  • Essay
  • Short answers
  • Transcript(s)
  • Other required optional materials, if applicable
  • Scholarship interest form

For a full list of application requirements, take a look at the Applying for Admission Checklist.

2. Submit Theatre and Dance Application Requirements

Available: August 22, 2022
Deadline: December 9, 2022

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.

PLEASE NOTE: The portal to submit a Theatre and Dance application will be available late August and 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, 2022
Deadline: March 1, 2023

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

  • Application
  • Fee
  • Essay
  • Short answers
  • Transcript(s)
  • Other required optional materials, if applicable
  • Scholarship interest form

For a full list of application requirements, take a look at the Applying for Admission Checklist.

2. Submit Theatre and Dance Application Requirements

Available: August 22, 2022
Deadline: March 1, 2023

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.

PLEASE NOTE: The portal to submit a Theatre and Dance application will be available late August and accessible via the applicant’s MyStatus portal.

For Internal (Change of Major) Applicants

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

Available: January 1, 2023
Deadline: May 1, 2023

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 2023 opens. August 1, 2022
Department of Theatre and Dance application opens. August 22, 2022
ApplyTexas or Common App application deadline. December 1, 2022
Deadline for students to submit all additional application items, including Theatre and Dance application. December 9, 2022

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR EXTERNAL TRANSFER APPLICANTS 

ApplyTexas or Common App application for admittance in Fall 2023 opens. August 1, 2022
Department of Theatre and Dance application for external transfers opens. August 22, 2022
ApplyTexas or Common App application deadline. March 1, 2023
Deadline for students to submit all additional application items, including Theatre and Dance application. March 1, 2023

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR INTERNAL TRANSFER (CHANGE OF MAJOR) APPLICANTS

Application for internal transfers (change of major) opens. January 1, 2023
Deadline to submit all application requirements. May 1, 2023

 


Sample Curriculum

FIRST YEAR SECOND YEAR THIRD YEAR FOURTH YEAR
Technical Theatre Theatre History I Directing I & II Directing the Young Performer (DYP)
Acting I

Costume/Light/Scene Design

Creative Drama I & II School Organization & Classroom Management
Performance as Public Practice Theatre History II Young Audiences Designs for Instruction
Production Shop Upper Division Theatre and Dance Course Individual Differences Directing Project
Acting II   Teaching Theatre Spring Semester: Student 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.

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