Prospective Students

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 BA and BFA Degrees within the context of a broadbased Liberal Arts curriculum. The BFA 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 BA is a general studies degree in Theatre Arts allowing the student flexibility through more elective hours to take courses that address multiple interests.

 

Things To Do Before School Starts

 

Recruitment Events

  • 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

 

Helpful Resources

Welcome Letter from the Department Chair

Welcome to The University of Texas at Arlington’s fast-growing Department of Theatre Arts. As a student at UTA, you will discover a myriad of opportunities for involvement in every aspect of theatre arts. Students are free to pursue their training and growth as far as their interests, talents, and commitment will allow.

Theatre majors at UTA embark each year on a season of artistic development and enrichment. Students are challenged to develop their talent, self-discipline, and initiative through both intellectual and practical pursuits. Theatrical production work goes hand-in-hand with classes designed to immerse students in the theatrical production process as well as dramatic literature, theatre history, and playwriting.

The UTA Department of Theatre Arts is large enough to offer a broadly based and comprehensive curriculum, yet small enough to nurture close-knit relationships between faculty and students. Our location connects students to a larger community of the Dallas/Fort-Worth metroplex, affording them unique opportunities for professional employment.

The Department of Theatre Art’s goal is to educate and graduate competitive and intelligent artists who will carry on a tradition of quality art to the larger community. Our continuing vision for the long-term future of our program is twofold: to provide opportunities for our students to participate in quality theatrical productions, and to engage our students intellectually in a debate about future directions in the arts.

It is my belief that this will be another exceptional year of growth and discovery in the art of theatre at UTA.

If I can ever be of assistance, please feel free to drop in my office for a visit.

Kim LaFontaine
Chair, Department of Theatre Arts

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