Grounded in theatre history and criticism, dramatic literature, performance studies and theatre’s arts and crafts, Southwestern Theatre students receive education and training in the intellectual, artistic, and cultural dimensions of live theatrical performance.
The Theatre program offers small class sizes that facilitate close interaction and collaboration with faculty. Guest artists have included actors, directors, performance artists, and scenic artists. In addition to the Theatre major, Dance is offered as a minor and is a natural companion to majors in theatre, music, and art. Scholarships, internships (in Texas, across the US, and abroad), and experiential learning opportunities are also available to students in the Department.
Each year, the Theatre Department produces four mainstage productions, including musical theatre production. In addition, students produce their own performance projects throughout the academic year in our new Blackbox series. Auditions for major theatrical productions are open to all students.