University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre & Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance is a world-class educational environment that serves as the ultimate creative incubator for the next generation of artists, thinkers and leaders in theatre and performance. At The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Theatre and Dance, students share the excitement of working with internationally–known artists, scholars and professionals at one of the nation's top research universities. With over 50 faculty and staff, and more than 150 courses each semester, the Department of Theatre and Dance is one of the largest theatre and dance departments in the United States. Our academic programs encompass various areas, including: acting; directing; dance; design; theatre for young audiences (dtyc); theatre history, performance studies, dramaturgy, literature and criticism (ppp); playwriting; theatre education; and theatre technology (costume, lighting, scene, and stage management). The department is dedicated to balancing high–quality production and performance work with rigorous academic study. The development of new work, scholarly articles, innovative design and a varied dance and theatre repertory is a high priority. Learn more about us at