How do I apply?
The application deadline for freshman admission is December 1 and transfer admission is March 1. Detailed step-by-step instructions are available here.
Why should I train to be a theatre educator at UT Austin?
Our program is uniquely designed to deliver a professional sequence in teaching methods and training. Unlike other programs that add a minor in education to your major in theatre, this program is fully-integrated and overseen by our exceptional faculty mentors. You will have master teachers supervising your student teaching experience and we have a track record of 100% job placement in the field.
When do I get to teach?
In addition to practice lessons in class, Theatre Studies candidates will student-teach in a local school during the spring semester of their final year.
What production opportunities will I have as a Theatre Studies student?
The department produces an annual season of six to eight main stage productions encompassing a wide variety of performance experiences. The Cohen New Works Festival brings over 30 original works by students to life every other spring. Additionally, our faculty direct studio acting projects and student organizations produce works of their own in the Lab Theatre, a space dedicated to student productions.
Where are recent Theatre Studies graduates working?
Theatre Studies graduates teach theatre throughout Texas and across the United States. Many students teach for a while and then go on to get a master's degree, afterward returning to teach theatre, become school or district arts administrators or principals. Other graduates also teach in professional theaters where they work as teaching artists or education directors.
How many students do you accept into the program?
We target an incoming class of 20 to 25 B.F.A. Theatre Studies students and usually admit approximately 30 applicants to archive that goal. If you are not accepted into the B.F.A. in Theatre Studies, you will be automatically considered for the B.A. in Theatre and Dance.