BA in Theatre Arts


Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

The BA in Theatre is designed to provide students with a well-rounded experience in theatre through a curriculum that includes core courses in acting, directing, technical theatre, dramatic literature, and theatre history. Students gain practical experience through courses in performance, design and technology, and history. Electives include courses in the core areas allowing for students to focus on one concentration or continue to study in all three. Graduates of the BA Theatre program are prepared for a lifetime of appreciation, participation, and further study in the theatre arts.

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Over four years, students will have the opportunity to participate in realized work in a wide variety of production styles within UTA’s Department of Theatre Arts. The department’s Maverick Theatre Company provides our students with experiences including, but not limited to:

  • Classic and modern plays
  • Musicals
  • Operas
  • New works
  • Dance concerts
  • Improvisation comedy
  • Student driven works
  • Workshops

Production experiences include:

  • Performance
  • Design and technical production
  • Stage management
  • Research and Dramaturgy
  • Box office and PR

Students may be cast as early as their first year of enrollment!  BA students are not required to audition for every season production.

Program Acceptance

Acceptance into the B.A. Theatre program is contingent upon acceptance to the university.  No audition required.