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Department of Theatre Arts & Dance

Welcome to The University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Theatre Arts & Dance!


The mission of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance is to provide a comprehensive undergraduate education through theory, practice, and research.

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To view course offerings and degree plans, please visit our undergraduate catalogue.

Department of Theatre Arts & Dance Spotlight

Art & Life with Amanda Jackson via Voyage Dallas

The short film¬†Tempestad, an interdepartmental collaboration between UTA’s Art + Art History Department’s Film program and the Department of Theatre Arts. The film was written and directed by Professor Daniel Garcia with costume design by Kris O’Brien and the acting talents of Professors Felicia Bertch and Detra Payne as well as theatre students Francisco Grifaldo-Cairasco, Darcy Doyle, Corina Sosa, Alex Johnson, Karla Zamora, Stephen Wykle, Zakk Shortes, and Coy Rubalcaba.

UTA’s “College Life: How to Keep Your New Year Resolution” featuring Forest Swanson, Theatre Major, January 2018

A very exciting Master Class was held on September 16th in the UTA Central Library with actor Terry Crews. 50 invited theatre department students and faculty attended this event moderated by Professor of Instruction Detra Payne. Mr. Crews gave great insight into Hollywood and the #MeToo movement.

UTA’s “College Life: Maverick Mirror” featuring Felicia Bertch, Theatre Faculty, and Bradley Atuba, Theatre Major, May 2018

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