Texas Tech University

J.T. & Margaret Talkington

College of Visual & Performing Arts

School of Theatre & Dance

Who We Are

The School of Theatre & Dance at Texas Tech University champions training and education that is contemporary, exciting, and innovative in an inclusive and equitable environment. From their first semester on campus, our students direct, devise, design, dance, act, critique, dramaturg, and produce raw and fully designed events.

We offer students experience in a breadth of programs, and we balance that experience with the highest standards of scholarship and professionalism to prepare them for careers in both practice and pedagogy. Our experiential education programs like the WildWind Performance Lab and The Marfa Intensive encourage transformation. However, we can only shape art if we understand and embrace the community around us.

Our students learn to be global leaders, dedicating their time and efforts to first understand and then to better the world around them.  We encourage students to break the silos and work between disciplines to contribute to a pluralistic society as leaders in their profession.


School Highlights

We provide the opportunities and experience students need to grow as artists and distinguish themselves regionally, nationally, and internationally.


School of Theatre & Dance's Upcoming Production

Fall Dance Festival

Fall Dance Festival

Fall Dance Festival



SoTD Events

  • 15-18

    Fall Dance Festival  

    Showcasing exciting new work, Fall Dance Festival is a capstone project featuring choreography by fourth-year students in the dance program.

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SoTD News

Group of students onstage
Mark Charney




Academic programs in the TCVPA School of Theatre & Dance are accredited by the following:


Professional Organizations

The School of Theatre & Dance is a member of numerous professional organizations that amplify opportunities for faculty and students not only to further their education, but also to share their research and creative activities while networking with industry leaders across the nation.