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Why study performing arts at The University of Texas at Austin?
You are looking for a professional training program where you can collaborate with a close-knit community of diverse artists who challenge and support one another.
With up to eight main stage productions and over 20 student-driven projects performed each year, the Department of Theatre and Dance provides abundant opportunities to shine onstage as well as behind-the-scenes.
You are interested in the development of new work, cutting-edge media and rigorous study of the history of your craft.
At UT, you can delve into the rich history of the performing arts from around the globe, while exploring new innovations in creative practice and critical thinking at one of the nation’s top research universities.
You desire a network of visiting artists and alumni who are leaders in the profession, advocating for the arts and inspiring youth in community and school programs.
Our alumni have received Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, the highest honors for an artist at the pinnacle of their career. At UT, you can work side-by-side with these artists and make vital connections for your future career.
We challenge you to explore the programs we offer and get to know our faculty and staff of over 50 professional artists. Then, compare the costs. At half or one-third the cost of our competitors, the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin is a tremendous value. We are a community committed to helping creative individuals achieve a career in the arts - one that starts here and changes the world.
Undergraduate Degree Plans
You may pursue the following undergraduate degrees:
Learn more at an Information Session and Tour for prospective and transfer students.
We invite you to become part of this dynamic community of students and faculty. Start your application process today!