Theatre Degrees


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If you have a passion for theatre but want the freedom to take on a second field of study, a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre may be right for you! No matter your concentration, a BA in Theatre will equip you with skills and knowledge in every aspect of theatre – from performance to lighting design and everything in between. Beyond this, you will get personalized and specialized training in the concentration of your choice from working professionals. In UTEP’s BA Theatre program, you may have a minor in another field of study or even carry a second major.

The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance offers a Bachelors of Arts degree with concentrations in:

If you want to eat, drink, and sleep theatre, you might be ready for UTEP’s Bachelors of Fine Arts program! Designed to prepare you for a professional career or further conservatory study, the BFA Theatre program will help you realize the full potential of your talent. Whether your ambition is to become a professional actor, scenic designer, or costume artisan, the BFA program at UTEP will equip you with the tools you need to take your next step. Because of the intensive nature of the BFA tracks, you will not be able to carry a minor or second major, but the additional training is worth the sacrifice.

The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance offers a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with concentrations  in:

Perhaps your educational priorities are in another field of study, but you still have a hunger for theatre. Or maybe you have always been curious about theatre, and now you want to try it. If theatre is important to you, but not the focus of your educational plan, a UTEP Minor in Theatre could be the right answer for you! A minor allows you to learn about every aspect of theatre, while still reserving most of your curricular hours for a major in another field of study.

The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance offers a Theatre Minor in:




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BACHELORS OF ARTS IN DANCE with Teaching Certification
If your high school dance teacher inspired you, then the BA in Dance with Teaching Certification is just the program for you. This degree is specifically designed for students who wish to teach in high school dance programs and includes a minor in Secondary Education. The last year of study includes student teaching in local schools.

For the BA in Dance with Teaching Certification curriculum, click here .

The BFA in Dance is a comprehensive program designed to develop versatile dancers for professional careers or graduate studies. Our program offers a variety of dance academics, all devised to further your love of technique, dance history, the science behind our instrument (the human body), and the art of teaching dance to others. You will train intensely in Ballet and Contemporary technique, with the option of declaring an emphasis in either genre for more concentrated study. Explore and express your personal style in our Dance Composition courses. Many performance opportunities are available in our annual faculty concert and senior dance capstone projects. Additionally, UTEP dance students travel to the American College Dance Association conference each year to perform adjudicated works and to take a variety of classes from regional teachers and national guest artists. For the dancer who wants to explore his or her technique and artistry more deeply, our experienced faculty has connections both nationally and abroad for intensive winter and summer study.

For the BFA in Dance curriculum, click here.

Are you interested in beginning or continuing your dance training while pursuing a degree in another field? Can a background in dance enhance your career goals? The Minor in Dance offers classes in Contemporary and Ballet technique, History of Dance, and Dance Appreciation. Choose from electives in World Dance and Dance for Musical Theatre, or special topics such as Dances of Mexico and Spain and Performance as Social Activism. The Minor in Dance requires 18 hours of study and attainment of an intermediate level of proficiency in one style of dance.

For the MINOR in Dance curriculum, click here.