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BFA Musical Theatre

Texas State University

The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to equity and representation that reflects the student population, builds community, teaches compassion, and condemns intolerance.  We are committed to advancing social justice by providing equal opportunity for all students without biases toward race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, economic status, or political beliefs.  As artists, educators and scholars, we strive to achieve a creative collaboration in our classrooms, rehearsal, and performance spaces with a focus and dedication to equitable representation while actively embracing traditionally under-represented groups and their contributions to the canon.

We embrace the potential for theatre and dance to create community and change world views. We seek:

The Department of Theatre and Dance provides classroom instruction and hands-on participation in the performance and production aspects of theatre, dance, and film. Recent productions include: Opening Door Dance Theatre, Merge Dance Company, Into the Woods, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mala Hierba, Life Sucks, Spring Awakening, The Tempest, Gloria, El Nogalar, Father Comes Home From the Wars, Pippin, Macbeth.

Our programs prepare professional actors, designers, writers, film markers, producers, directors, technicians, performers, choreographers, as well as, teachers for the public schools. Students work closely with professional artist-educators who have earned national and international recognition. Our faculty have performed on Broadway, starred in television shows, danced in professional companies, worked at Tony-Award winning regional theatres, produced award winning films, choreographed for dance productions and musicals, had designs displayed internationally, presented films at Cannes Film Festival and SXSW, published books and articles, and had their plays produced in New York and abroad. We are large enough to provide access to a full complement of highly qualified specialists, while still small enough to offer personal attention to our students.  Specializations include acting, technical production, performance and production, performance and choreography, musical theatre, film production, and teacher certification. Our graduates work as teachers, dancers, actors, choreographers, designers, writers, producers, directors, film makers, and technicians throughout the industry.

Classes take place in the university's distinctive Theatre Center, Jowers Center, Performing Arts Center, and a new Live Oak Film and TV Studios. Combined with the performance space in Evans Auditorium, these spaces contain five theatres , and a film sound stage that provide students the opportunity to experience a variety of production styles. They house completely equipped scenic, prop, paint, and costume shops, sound recording/foley studio, editing labs, rehearsal rooms, a computer drafting lab, classrooms, and resources for both research and teaching.

Students may qualify for scholarships and waivers for out-of-state tuition. Contact the department for more information.

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$20,000 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • August 2025
  • January 2025
  • August 2026
  • January 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time