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B.F.A. in Theatre


This degree program gives students hands-on experience through every aspect of theatre production, including:

  • Acting
  • Make-up
  • Production
  • Construction

We strongly encourage our students to think creatively and develop their skills in multiple crafts of theatre.


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Approximately 70% of our former students are currently employed in the Entertainment Industry, in areas such as:

  • Arts Administration (box office, front-of-house operations, marketing)
  • Design (lighting, costume, sound, and set)
  • Education
  • Performance
  • Sales Management
  • Technical Consultation
  • Theatre Production
Real Experience

Real Experience

Students in our program are require to complete an internship in a professional, theatre-related company for two summer terms (minimum of 12 weeks) following their junior year. Through their internship, students will gain hands-on experience by being involved with the productions of the Tarleton State University theatre. Participating in an internship will give students the real-world experience they will need to be successful after graduation. 

Career Service

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Job fairs
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance
  • Handshake
  • Career counseling and My Plan

And much more!

Program Objectives

  • Provide a comprehensive program that consists of all areas related to theatre production.
  • Expose students to a wide variety of performance styles and historical periods within theatre.
  • Build students' self-discipline in order to prepare them for a future career in a deadline-driven and producation-oriented environment.
  • Create an environment where students are constantly learning and improving their work.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
DRAM 1341 Makeup
DRAM 2336 Voice for the Theater
DRAM 3300 Scene Design and Construction
DRAM 3301 Costume Design and Construction
DRAM 3304 Sound for the Theatre
DRAM 4304 Dramatic Theory & Criticism
DRAM 4307 Theatre Management
FINA 1335 Visual and Theatre Arts
FINA 4301 The Arts in Contemporary Society

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

The Tarleton Players

The Tarleton Players

The purpose of this organization is to promote interest and encourage the expansion of knowledge in theatrical arts. The Tarleton Players are part of the oldest theatre tradition at Tarleton and use productions to benefit both the university and the community, as well as to fulfill the purpose of the organization.

Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center

Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center

The Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center is home to the Department of Fine Arts. The following facilities are available to all Music students, as well as to students from other areas of Fine Arts:

  • 721 seat auditorium
  • 216 seat theater
  • 90 seat workshop theater
  • 22 offices for faculty, staff, and students
  • 20 music practice rooms
  • 7 music studios
  • 4 classrooms
  • 2 rehearsal halls
  • 2 computer labs
Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega aims to stimulate interest in theatre activities at Tarleton, as well as to secure the advantages provide by a nationally honored fraternity. The fraternity provide its members with rewards for participation in any theatre related activity across the university.