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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Trinity Shakespeare Festival: Romeo and Juliet

June 27 @ 7:30 pm
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Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s signature work of love and passion. Shakespeare’s most memorable characters are revealed in this breathtaking and sweeping look at young love gone awry. Romeo and Juliet is directed by Trinity Shakespeare’s Founding Artistic Director, T.J. Walsh (The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Taming of the Shrew, among others).

Renderings of Shakespeare's Face

Trinity Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night

June 28 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on July 8, 2018 at 2:30pm

Twelfth Night is considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest comedy. The story of twins, Viola and Sebastian, making their way, separately, through a new and strange land. It is the first “twins” play written by Shakespeare after the death of his son, Hamnet. It is both hysterically funny and movingly poignant. Perhaps Shakespeare’s greatest work. Twelfth Night is directed by Trinity favorite Blake Hackler. It plays June 19 – July 8, 2018 with a Pay-What-You-Can preview performance on June 20 and opening…

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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.”