Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies 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 Studies 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.

View an example four-year plan for the B.F.A. in Theatre Studies

Interviews for the B.F.A. in Theatre Studies

Applicants must interview with Theatre Studies faculty to be considered for admission to the B.F.A. in Theatre Studies. Applicants may interview in person, over the phone, or on Skype. To request your interview appointment, complete the Department Application and submit your artistic resume. Once your ApplyTexas Application and Department Application have been submitted, the Department Admissions Coordinator will contact you to set-up an interview.

Department Application Deadlines

Freshmen applicants must submit the Department Application no later than December 1.

Transfer applicants must submit the Department Application no later than March 1.

Current UT Austin students majoring in the Department of Theatre and Dance should speak with Mark-Anthony Zuniga, Academic Advisor, about their interest in this major before requesting an admission interview via Department Application. Current students majoring in the department do not need to complete the Department Application. 

Current UT Austin students who are not majoring in the Department of Theatre and Dance must submit the Department Application no later than March 1. Only students with fewer than 60 UT Austin credit hours who demonstrate a timely path to degree completion will be considered.

For more information, please contact:  

Alyse DeSoto

Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator

512-232-2741

tadadmissions@utexas.edu

Mark-Anthony Zuniga
Academic Advisor
512-232-5308
mazuniga@austin.utexas.edu

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