The students and faculty of the UTEP Theatre and  Dance department have won many accolades for production, professional, and scholarly achievements. For example, The Kennedy Center American college Theatre Festival regularly awards Theatre students and faculty with state, regional, and national recognition for excellence in acting, directing, design, technical direction, and playwriting. 

 

It's a very progressive, dynamic, and spirited department where we offer the following degrees:


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Theatre Degrees:


BACHELOR OF ARTS  IN THEATRE

The award-winning program offers Bachelor of Arts concentrations in performance, design, general studies, and Theatre with teaching certification. Course offerings range from Acting for the Camera to Playwriting to courses in costume, set, and lighting design.


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BA GENERALIST CONCENTRATION 

BA PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION

BA DESIGN/TECH CONCENTRATION 

BA THEATRE EDUCATION


B.F.A. IN THEATRE: PERFORMANCE

The BFA Performance program combines substantial professional theatre training with significant work in liberal arts.  In the first couple of years, students acquire a solid grounding in analysis, role preparation, vocal/physical work, scene study, and directing fundamentals, and Stanislavsky based work on character development, just as the BA students do.  In the following two years, BFA students receive intensified and advanced study in Shakespeare, various genres, directing, camera acting, audition techniques, scene study, vocal/physical development, and dialects.   Musical Theatre performers are provided intensive training in acting, voice, dance, and musical performance.  Actors and directors are given many opportunities to practice their crafts for various productions.  Below is a brief description of each concentration and a sample sequence for completing the course work.  Please consult the UTEP catalogue for all degree requirements.  Your theatre advisor will assist you with your degree plan, scheduling, and career options.


BFA IN PERFORMANCE



B.F.A. IN THEATRE: TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

The BFA Design/Technology program combines substantial professional theatre training with significant work in liberal arts.  During freshman and sophomore years, students acquire fundamentals in analysis, directing fundamentals, theatre technology, and design.  During junior and senior years, students take advanced technology and design courses and take advantage of various design and technology opportunities in studio and main stage productions.  Like the Performance program, the Design/Technology program prides itself on the number of opportunities that students are given to practice their crafts on productions.  Below is a brief description of each concentration and a sample sequence for completing the course work.  Please consult the UTEP catalogue for all degree requirements.  Your theatre advisor will assist you with your degree plan, scheduling, and career options


BFA IN DESIGN / TECH


B.F.A. IN MUSICAL THEATRE

This program prepares students for careers in the professional world of performance and in the          academic world of teaching. It also can be used as a critical stepping stone to graduate school. Admission to the program is based on open auditions.


BFA IN MUSICAL THEATRE

 


B.A. IN DANCE WITH TEACHING CERTIFICATION

BA IN DANCE WITH TEACHING CERTIFICATION



B.F.A. IN DANCE

The Bachelor of Fine Arts prepares students for graduate school, professional performance, and careers as teachers. Courses range from ballet to contemporary to character and jazz.


BFA IN DANCE



MINOR IN DANCE

An individualized curriculum is created to enhance the student’s major and career interests.


 

MINOR IN THEATRE

THEATRE GENERALIST MINOR

 

THEATRE PERFORMANCE MINOR


THEATRE DESIGN/TECH MINOR 

 

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