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 Administration
  • The Department of Theatre Arts also offers a minor in Theatre Arts and a minor in Dance

Degree Options

The Department of Theatre Arts offers the BA and BFA Degrees within the context of a broadbased Liberal Arts curriculum.

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BA

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.

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BFA

The BFA is a pre-professional degree with a focus in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Design & Technology that provides the training necessary for students to continue their progress within the professional field.

Prospective Student Auditions

BFA Auditions and Scholarship Auditions are held through Acceptd. Please visit our Acceptd page to create your profile and submit you audition!

Recruitment Events

All recruitment events this year will be virtual

  • 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

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.

Dr. Anne Healy

Interim Department Chair, Department of Theatre Arts & Dance

Dr. Anne Healy, PhD in Aesthetics, MFA in Musical Theatre/Acting, BFA

Interim Department Chair

Producer of Maverick Theatre Company & Maverick Dance Company

Anne Healy

Email: healy@uta.edu

Phone #: (817) 272-5202

Office: Fine Arts Building North 191A

Additional Information: Dr. Anne Healy comes to the Dallas/Fort Worth area from New York City where she worked for many years as a professional actress and musical theatre performer. Anne holds a Ph.D. in Humanities- Aesthetic Studies – Musical Theatre/Theatre from The University of Texas at Dallas, an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre, and is an Associate Professor and the Musical Theatre Area Head in the Department of Theatre Arts at UTA. As a member of Actors Equity Association (AEA), Anne has worked both Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country, with local performances at Casa Manana and Amphibian Productions in Fort Worth. She is thrilled to have worked with such notable directors such as Johnathon Pape and Academy Award winner/Emmy winner/Tony Award nominee Rob Marshall. Anne is an associate member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Union (SDC) and was recently in their 2017-2018 observership class. Regional directing credits include serving as the Assistant Director for A Raisin in the Sun at the Tony Award-winning Dallas Theater Center, as well as joining Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut as her directing observer. At UTA, Anne has directed The Heidi Chronicles, Dead Man Walking, The Robber Bridegroom, Fiddler on the Roof, As It Is In Heaven, West Side Story, the regional premier of The Theory of Relativity, and the world premiere of Troupers: A Musical Vaudeville, to name a few. Anne’s research in the areas of vaudeville, musical theatre, and directing has led to multiple papers and panel discussions nationally and internationally regarding inter-disciplinary collaboration processes in the arts, as well as several creative works. Anne’s recent article on her experiences at Goodspeed Musicals was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in the November 2017 issue of Theatre Topics.

Degree Plans

Learn about the requirements and courses for the various Theatre Arts degrees.

View all degree plans