Share your Love of Performing
Our bachelor’s degree in theatre with a teaching emphasis equips you with the skills and knowledge of theatre and instructional methodologies. To teach you must successfully complete at least two TExES examinations (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards); one in the content area and one in the area of pedagogy and professional responsibilities.
Focus Your Passion
The Department of Theatre offers a bachelor's degree in Theatre with a teaching emphasis.
Theatre (BA/BS) with Teaching Emphasis
Take your expertise to the classroom and teach future actors, actresses and other theatrical professionals with this 120-credit hour track. You will develop a high level of competence in your theatrical expression and confidence in effective, engaging instructional abilities.
You might even consider specializing in one of the following three tracks:
Enhance your portfolio of audition material that will be used to show your diverse talents as you pursue professional theatre employment with this 120-credit hour degree track.
Refine your expressive and creative talents through theatre. With this track, you will expand your experience in a variety of theatrical roles.
Bring your creativity from idea to reality by developing physical and digital designs through the use and application of learned theatrical skills with this 120-credit hour track.
See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Theatre
Produce, direct and perform in our two theatrical spaces: A 60+ seat studio theatre and a 300+ seat main stage theatre to create a real-life atmosphere.
Play the Lead
Take center stage as you explore your theatrical creativity and talents through our hands-on learning program.
Confidence and expertise are what you will develop during your fieldwork as you work with veteran theatre educators in local learning environments.
Learn from Experts
Collaborate with our acclaimed faculty as you investigate the history and theory of theatre and the innovative parts of theatre.
As a graduate, you will use your theatrical skills and a variety of instructional strategies to engage the next generation of actors, actresses and theatrical professionals in a variety of learning environments.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021
Local ISDs often seek after our graduates. Job placement and satisfaction is ranked highly in our education program. These are just a few examples of districts where our students found employment. Now's your chance to discover where you belong.
You will study the development of characterization techniques and practical performance application through stylistic scene and monologue work.
Through exercises, performance activities and presentations, this course provides you with a practical introduction to Sanford Meisner's approach to actor training.
This course offers you a unique opportunity to learn costuming crafts. By offering it in terms of cosplay, students are able to delve into the art and subculture that has become a multi-billion dollar industry.
You will acquire the beginning foundation for understanding learners, enhancing student achievement and understanding the teaching environment.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.