Why UT Austin?
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. Here, our students and faculty answer the question, "what's next?"
The department offers intense, skill-based training in all areas of dance, acting and theatre, as well as studio instruction for performance in film, television and new media. With up to eight main stage productions committed to undergraduate casting and over 20 student-driven projects each season, our students - performers, designers, stage managers and scholars - have abundant production opportunities on stage and behind-the-scenes.
Our programs in Theatre Studies and Dance Studies allow students to study both the art form and the art of teaching. Graduates look forward to excellent placement in schools and communities across the country.
We know college is an investment. We challenge you to explore our programs and then compare the costs. At half or even one-third the cost of our competitors, the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin is a tremendous value.
Our students - a tight-knit group of artists and scholars - have created a vibrant community in the heart of campus. We invite you to visit the Forty Acres and see if we are the right fit for you.