Professional Development Summer Workshops

Dance and theatre technical workshops

The Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes educators to campus for summer intensives that further explore the field of performance-based art. Professional Development Workshops are open to all professionals regardless of affiliation with the university. 

Creating and Collaborating

A workshop for dance educators

July 15, 2023

Creating and Collaborating is a workshop for dance educators to receive professional development and re-engage with your creative self. Restore your own reserves in a contemporary movement class and engage  in a collaborative session with other dance educators.

Contact: Leah Cox (
Tuition: $200 per adult (UT faculty, staff and students are eligible for a discounted rate. Please contact for more information)

Sound Design for Theatre

A professional development workshop for educators

June 20, 2023

Sound Design, an umbrella term for all things related to sound, has come into its own as a design discipline like scenic, costume and lighting in the past two decades.  It requires unique knowledge and skill sets, as well as study and practice, while drawing from a myriad of backgrounds and experiences the participant may already possess. This workshop will provide a survey of sound physics, system design, sound creation and collaboration in a theatrical context, along with an overview of how they relate to other aspects of a production.