Texas Tech University

TTU Dance students performing on stage

School of Theatre & Dance
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Theatre 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.

Audition Information

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)

Smaller Class Sizes

9:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio in most Visual & Performing Arts courses. Smaller program that provides student mentorship by theatre faculty

Performance Opportunity

Performance opportunities every semester

Career Preparation

Students attend on- and off-campus performances and competitions to prepare for rigorous careers as professional actors and designers. 

Program Highlights

Students will learn from professors with stage experience ranging from regional theatre to large Broadway performances. Our students have had success at regional TETA and national KCACTF competitions.  

ACDADancers with SoulVitality Dance Co.

Facilities & Technology

Creative Movement Studio


Theatre & Dance Complex

Part of Phase I renovation of the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre


The CH Foundation/The Legacy of Christine DeVitt Black Box Theatre



Apply Now

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. 

Tuition Estimator


We offer opportunities for virtual audition submissions as well as an on-campus auditions. Click the link below for dates and information.

Online Learning

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.

Career Possibilities

Our students have found careers as professional actors, Hollywood producers, and set designers for some of the largest production companies in the US. 

Abed Monawar


Contact your Advisor

Abed Monawar
Senior Academic Advisor