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Pursue Your Passion

TCU's Department of Theatre gives you the opportunity to put your passion into practice. Continue to scroll to find out more about our excellent programs.

Acting

Through personalized mentorship from renowned faculty, BFA Acting students will have the necessary skills to be a professional actor after graduation.

Musical Theatre

BFA Musical Theatre students have the opportunity to receive personalized attention from renowned faculty in an excellent program that gives you the foundation to be a professional performer.

Design

BFA Design students have the opportunity to specialize in one area of design, but they will gain a strong foundation in all components of design. The emphasis in design prepares students to work professionally in the areas of scenic, lighting, sound, props and costume design.

Production

BFA Production students have the opportunity to build and work on most of the Theatre TCU productions during their years at TCU and will be prepared to work in a professional production role after graduation.

Theatre Studies

The BFA in Theatre Studies offers broad training in many theatre disciplines, including performance, design, production, history, literature and criticism.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

The BA in theatre degree provides broad training in theatre, requiring nearly half the hours as the BFA in theatre degree.

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Theatre Production of The Crucible

 

All applicants to the BFA and BA Theatre programs must apply to the University. You do not have to receive acceptance notification to audition for our program. First-year students interested in the BFA Theatre program must audition or complete a portfolio review for entrance. Learn more about entrance requirements below.

 

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Fiddler on the Roof

November 14 - November 19

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Tartuffe

February 27, 2018 - March 4, 2018

By Molière Translated by Christopher Hampton Directed by Alan Shorter Feb. 27 – Mar. 2, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 3, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 pm Mar. 4, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 Adults $10 Students, Seniors & TCU Faculty and Staff Tickets go on sale in February.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

March 21, 2018 - March 25, 2018

A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.

Bat Boy

April 24, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Based on a story in The Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a “normal” boy by the veterinarian’s wife, Meredith,…

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Alumni Spotlight

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Anthony Fortino graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Art in Theatre. In 2016, he earned a Master of Accounting degree, taking him to New York to work at Ernst & Young. His plan? To audition for Broadway shows as much as possible while keeping his auditor position as his “day job.” This plan lasted a month, because Fortino is now on the Fun Home national tour.  According to Fortino, “I would not be where I am without the personal attention I received from the theatre faculty.”