The Department of Theatre Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington provides Theatre Arts majors with a well-rounded education in the theatrical profession through extensive practical and theoretical application of the art and craft of the stage. UTA Theatre Arts students will gain a practical education in the primary components of the theatre arts, including:
- Acting and Performance (Musical Theatre)
- Script Analysis and Theatre History
- Theatrical Design and Technology
- Stage Direction
- Voice and Movement
- Stage Management / Theatre Admnistration
- The Department of Theatre Arts also offers a minor in Theatre Arts and a minor in Dance
The Department of Theatre Arts offers the B.A. and B.F.A. Degrees within the context of a broadbased Liberal Arts curriculum. The B.F.A. is a pre-professional degree with a focus in Performance, Musical Theatre, and Design & Technology that provides the training necessary for students to continue their progress within the professional field (see admission requirements). The B.A. is a general studies degree in Theatre Arts allowing the student flexibility through more elective hours to take courses that address multiple interests.
Prospective Student Auditions
BFA Performance Auditions
Auditions consist of two contrasting monologues from published plays (1 minute in length each). A 16-bar song is encouraged, but not required. UTA sends a faculty representative to the major recruiting conferences and events in the DFW area. Students may also audition privately in February. Each student auditioning privately will be required to submit an audition form, resume, and headshot at the time of the audition.
BFA Musical Theatre Auditions
Auditions consist of portions from two (2) contrasting musical theatre pieces (16-32 bars in length) showing range, storytelling, and variety, as well as a one-minute contemporary monologue from a published play. Please bring sheet music in the correct key, double-sided, and in a binder. An accompanist will be provided. Each student auditioning will be required to submit an audition form, resume, and headshot at the time of audition.
BFA in Design & Technology
All BFA candidates must formally audition for admittance into the program. Auditions consist of the prospective student’s presentation of a current portfolio and resume to one or more of the design/tech faculty. Auditions are typically ten minutes long and are followed by a brief Q&A. Students can audition either on site at UTA or through recruitment conferences where a UTA Department of Theatre Arts representative is present.
BA in Theatre Arts
No audition required.
Things To Do Before School Starts
- Texas Higher Level Assessment (THEA)
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Residency Requirements
- Admission Transfer Hours
- Transfer Equivalency Guide
- Dancers Network: Collin College Preston Ridge Campus
- North Texas Drama Auditions: Collin College Spring Creek Campus
- Booker T. Washington College Showcase: Booker T. Washington HSPVA
- Texas Thespians State Festival: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine
- Dance Jam Festival: Richland College
- Greater San Antonio Area Auditions: Reagan High School
- Texas Educational Theatre Association
- American College Dance Association: Lamar University