Prospective Students

Students wishing to join the department as a Theatre Arts & Dance student can find general information on this page.

Degree Options

The Department of Theatre Arts offers a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a choice of three different concentrations. All prospective students must be fully admitted by the university to be considered for any Theatre Arts programs. Please visit the university admissions page for details. For more degree information, follow the links below to learn about what each program has to offer academically and professionally.

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Bachelor of Arts - Theatre Arts

The Bachelor of Arts 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.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

The BFA is a pre-professional degree with a choice of concentration in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Design & Technology that provides a more specific academic degree for students who wish to focus on one concentration.

Program Auditions

Prospective students wishing to join the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance must first be fully admitted to UTA. All BFA concentrations require an audition, but BA and minors do not. Follow the link below to submit an application.

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

Department Chair

Producer of Maverick Theatre Company & Maverick Dance Company

Anne Healy


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.