Undergraduate Programs

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TWU Theatre students perform 'The Wal*Mart-ians', an original play written and directed by associate professor Steven Young.

Bachelor of Arts Degrees and Certificates in Theatre

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

As a TWU theatre major, you may choose from two degree concentrations: acting/directing or technical/design. The coursework for each emphasis allows you to develop a specialized program of study, focusing attention on your desired area while simultaneously incorporating all elements of the production process. At TWU, we are committed to preparing you for a future career in professional or educational theatre by providing a broad and diverse background in the theatric arts.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a Teaching Certification

If you're interested in bringing the excitement of the stage into the classroom, our Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a Teaching Certification may be right for you. Please follow the requirements listed on the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (Early Childhood - 12 Theatre Certification) page, as the Teacher Certification plan of study requires a slightly different core of theatre courses in order to allow room for more specialized courses in Education and Teaching.

Musical Theatre Certificate

Are you passionate about acting, directing, designing or writing for musical theatre? You now have the option of adding our Musical Theatre Certificate to your degree plan. If you choose to supplement your training with this certificate, you can expect to participate in musical theatre productions, cabarets, and interdisciplinary courses on the history and art of musical theatre. Music Theatre Certificate Program auditions take place August 27. Learn more>>

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Degree Plans

Programs of study for undergraduate theatre degrees

Course Rotation and Student Handbook

Theatre Program Course Rotation 
Theatre Student Handbook

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution. 

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
oap@twu.edu
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Admission to the Educator Preparation Program

Teacher Certification

In addition to the general undergraduate admissions requirements, to obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program (and prior to taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching) students must have:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 (includes all courses, whether posted to TWU transcript or used on a degree plan. Excludes developmental and repeated courses);
  • Completed EDUC 2003 with a C or better;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Met the following Testing Requirements:
    • Have achieved the following test scores (none of which may be more than 5 years old):
      • Praxis Core: Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162; or
      • ACT Scores (TWU Code 4224): Verbal 19 (Verbal is the average of the English, Reading, and Science sections); Math, 19, Composite 23; or
    • SAT Scores (TWU Code 6826):
      • Prior to March 5, 2016: Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070
      • After March 5, 2016: Math 530, EBRW 480; or
    • TExES Pre-admission Content Test (PACT; option available 1/1/2020).
  • Completed the Digital Literacy Pre-assessment;
  • Successfully completed a pre-admission departmental interview with an interview panel;
  • A minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought;
  • Completed department application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program;
  • Completed a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Submitted a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee; and
  • Acknowledged and accepted admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

Please note: 

  • All accepted students must maintain the admission requirements to remain in the TWU Education Preparation Program.
  • Admission requirements are determined by Texas Education Agency policies and are subject to change without notice.
  • Students seeking Bilingual certification must meet minimum proficiency in Spanish.
  • Students seeking Deaf/Hard of Hearing certification must meet minimum proficiency in sign.

Contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS) at copeadvising@twu.edu or (940) 898-2829 with any questions.

The BA in Theatre with EC-12 Teacher Certification prepares educator candidates for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) exam (State Board for Educator Certification through the Texas Education Agency). If you are a resident of another state, contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services to determine whether our program fulfills requirements to take the certification exam in your home state. 

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