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

Water by the Spoonful

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Water by the Spoonful Information



SoTD Events

  • 10-15

    Water by the Spoonful 

    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, is a heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption. 

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  • Oct 31-
    Nov 5

    The Threepenny Opera  

    Written in 1928, with a jazzy score by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera is one of the most influential works in musical theatre history. 

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  • 14-18

    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

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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.