Picture yourself in the role of a lifetime
Acting. Directing. Designing. Playwriting. The theatre program at Texas Woman’s University will prepare you for a future on stage, screen or behind the scenes with experienced faculty mentors and once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities.
We are committed to developing well-rounded artists who have the ability to function creatively and skillfully in a variety of theatre situations. In addition to pursuing your primary passion here at TWU, you will gain expertise in every aspect of the production process.
Degree programs and certificates
Take a virtual tour of the Redbud
The Redbud Theater Complex is under construction this summer, but you can explore our facilities with interactive, panoramic photos featuring just a few of our state-of-the-art classroom, practice and performance spaces.
October 16-20, 2019: Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Steve Young
November 20-24, 2019: Architecture of Loss: A Devised Piece, directed by Noah Lelek
February 12-16, 2020: These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, guest director
April 15-19, 2020: Lives of the Saints by David Ives, directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane
April 24-25, 2020: Music Theatre Cabaret
Music Theatre Certificate Program: Tuesday, August 27
Fall 2019 Productions (Macbeth and Architecture of Loss): Tuesday, September 3
Why study Theatre at TWU?
Master your craft
TWU is one of only five universities in Texas to offer a master’s degree in theatre. And if you seek the convenience and flexibility of online learning, a unique hybrid program established in 2008 is one of only a few in the nation allowing students to earn a Master of Arts in Theatre degree almost entirely online.
Develop lasting friendships
As a TWU theatre student, you will be encouraged to team up with your peers and engage in community service through membership in Alpha Psi Omega, an honorary theatre fraternity on campus. Among their projects, fraternity members help with fundraising for department scholarships and work on an annual holiday gift drive for local families in need.
Kick-start your career
Over the summer, you can learn on the job and network with professionals in your field while completing an apprenticeship or internship with a local theater company. Because TWU has a strong relationship with the local arts community, our students find work at prestigious venues in Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth.
Find your calling
A degree from TWU’s Theatre program could lead to Broadway, Hollywood or beyond. The skills acquired with a background in theatre arts could open doors to a surprising number of creative and educational careers, including, but not limited to:
- Stage manager
- Technical director
- Theatre teacher
- Artistic director
- Scenic or costume designer
Page last updated 1:54 PM, August 12, 2019