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Theatre & Dance News

October 26, 2020

Low Residency, High Quality: Introducing the New MA Dance Studies Program

Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in dance can now add the Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance to their application lists thanks to a unique new low-residency master’s degree program. During their time in two-year Master of Arts in Dance Studies program, one of only three of its type in the nation, students spend just two five-week summer sessions on the Texas Tech campus; the rest of their coursework is completed online.


October 26, 2020

Suspension of Disbelief

When we first experienced theatre, we practiced suspension of disbelief before we knew what that term meant. As children, it was easy. We transported ourselves--in the playground, with our friends, and in our bedrooms--to new worlds every day. We knew pretend wasn’t real, but we let our imaginations overcome our reason. Thank goodness.


September 28, 2020

Teaching Online: Thoughts From a Ph.D. Student

Entering into a semester with many new challenges and unexpected opportunities for growth, students and faculty in the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts (TCVPA) have shifted into an online modality. Though the future may be uncertain, many see this as an opportunity to explore the full capabilities of an online modality.

The Violet Response Project

September 28, 2020

20/20 Visions: The Violet Response Project

2020 has given people the permission to lean into and share their own stories by fighting for empathy and support at every turn. "20/20 Visions" invites audiences to reflect on the past year’s events while offering a hopeful perspective looking forward.