J.T. & Margaret Talkington
College of Visual & Performing Arts
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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.
Book by Steven Sater; music by Duncan Sheik; based on the play by Frank Wedekind directed by Jesse JouView Details
Fall Dance Festival
A capstone project by fourth-year dance studentsView Details
Virtual Open House 5pm
Meet Faculty & Current StudentsView Details
By Caridad Svich directed by Carlos Medina MaldonadoView Details
Together, It's Possible
On March 27th, 37 individuals representing the School of Theatre and Dance banded together as performers and staffers to play an integral role in a simulated disaster training exercise.Read More
Mosaic Theatre Group: A Safe Space for BIPOC Students
The newest student group in the School of Theatre and Dance brings BIPOC students together. Mosaic Theatre Group, formed by students in the fall of 2020, offers students of color within the school a place to discuss their experiences and to support one another in navigating their college journeys.Read More
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.
- American College Dance Association
- Association of Arts Administration Educators
- Association of Theatre in Higher Education
- International Theatre Institute
- Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance
- Texas Educational Theatre Association
- Texas Nonprofit Theatre Association
- United States Institute for Theatre Technology