BFA in Acting



The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting is intended for the dedicated and committed student who wishes to pursue as career as a professional actor, educator, or go on to graduate study. The Acting Area provides the student with comprehensive core coursework in Acting, Voice, and Movement with supplemental coursework in Acting for the Camera, Dance, Stage Combat, Improvisation, Shakespeare, and more! Nationally and internationally recognized faculty members teach a holistic hands-on approach to the body, voice and creative abilities in traditional and current techniques, which may include: Stanislavsky, Meisner, Viewpoints, Michael Chekhov, Alexander, LeCoq, Suzuki, Linklater, Lessac, and Rodenburg, among others.

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Performance Opportunities

Over four years the students will have the opportunity to audition for multiple performance experiences including, but not limited to, classic American plays, contemporary plays, improv, workshop/works-in-progress, readings of new plays, devised performance, student-directed one-acts, student films, and other collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. Students may be cast as early as their first year of enrollment! BFA Acting majors are required to audition for every main-stage production and accept any role. Students are encouraged to audition for as many TATL Lab, Studio, Dance Concerts, and Directing Scenes, as schedules allow.

Stage and theatre

Maverick Theatre Company Mainstage

The Mainstage Theatre is a proscenium-style theatre seating 426. The Mainstage is equipped with a single-purchase counterweight system, computerized light board and complete sound system.


The Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre is a black-box theatre approximately 70 feet by 60 feet with flexible seating for up to 150. The Studio Theatre has a computerized lighting system and complete sound system.

stage 143

Theatre Arts Teaching Lab/Stage 143

The Lab Theatre/Stage 143 is a black-box theatre approximately 30 feet by 40 feet with flexible seating for up to 100. The Theatre Arts Teaching Lab now functions as a production space for future theatre arts teachers to practice their craft.


• Connections to DFW Theatres and Artists – 125 theatres in the DFW Metroplex
• Personalized Attention, Support, Mentoring for your career
Professionally Working Faculty and Staff
• Master classes with Guest Artists
• Annual Progress Evaluations
University and Department Scholarships

Program Audition and Acceptance

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.

To audition, please visit UTA’s Acceptd page!

A limited number of students will be accepted into the Acting Program to ensure personalized instruction and attention. Acceptance into the BFA Acting Program is contingent upon acceptance to the University.

Visit UTA’s Acceptd page

An Inside Look at EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl

Enjoy a video journey through the play, performed at UTA with original music composed for the production.