School of Theatre & Dance
Bachelor of Fine Arts
B.F.A. in Theatre Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is for those students who are seeking professional training who also wish to gain as much experience, as many skills, and as much produced work as possible.
The 130-hour B.F.A. in Theatre Arts degree program provides students the opportunity to combine a common base of knowledge and skills in Theatre Arts with the pursuit of concentrations in acting, design/technology, or musical theatre. Admittance is through an audition/portfolio review and interview process, and students are reviewed annually.
This program requires an audition or other additional items.
B.F.A. Concentrations in Theatre Arts
What Sets Us Apart
The BFA in Theatre Arts prepares students for a professional career in performance or theatre design in a variety of areas. Incoming classes are set at a limited number for each program to allow students as many opportunities to perform or in other facets of theatre such as design, administration, lighting and more!
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
Admission to any of the BFA Theatre Arts programs requires both admission to Texas Tech and to your program of interest. BFA Theatre Arts students will have to submit pre-screen items (Acting, Musical Theatre) items or a portfolio (Design/Technology). To start the Theatre Application, please create an account on RaiderConnect. Once logged in, select APPLICATIONS, then the Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts Application. Follow the application steps for your program of interest from there.
We offer opportunities for virtual audition submissions as well as an on-campus auditions. Click the link below for dates and information.
While some core courses can be completed online, the majority of Theatre Arts coursework is completed in person.
Higher Program Offering
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts can continue on to a Master of Fine Arts in multiple Theatre Arts areas.
A minimum of 60 credit hours is required beyond the bachelor's degree. Students have the option to complete the written thesis or thesis project.
Alumni Success & Careers
Past Graduate Accomplishments
Graduates reside in Los Angeles, New York, and in large metro areas in Texas, working on stage and in design/production companies.
Our students have found careers as professional actors, Hollywood producers, and set designers for some of the largest production companies in the US.