The Theatre department features courses that flexibly serve the need for both general and in-depth study, allowing students to pursue specialization in one area or gain a broad, general background. The curriculum covers knowledge in all aspects of theatre: performance, directing, design, stage management, technical skills, history, playwriting, and literature. * Theatre students also study in a minor field such as art, music, literature, psychology, creative writing, film studies or other disciplines.

** The Bachelor of Arts in theatre offers a core curriculum supporting the collaborative process essential to the living theatre. In consultation with a theatre advisor, students choose courses leading to a general education in theatre or an emphasis in performance, design/technical theatre, or playwriting.

The theatre student is expected to participate fully in the production aspects of the theatre program as the essential laboratory in which course work is integrated with practice. The student may specialize in performance, design/technical or playwriting or choose to pursue a general theatre degree. Non-majors are also encouraged to participate in theatre productions and to take theatre courses.

* The University of Tulsa is not accepting students into the minor in theatre program, the minor in musical theatre program or the minor in dance program beyond the spring 2020 term. The information above is for reference purposes only.

** The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the bachelor’s program in theatre or the bachelor’s program in musical theatre beyond the fall 2019 term. Students who have matriculated into the bachelor’s program may not declare theatre as a major after the spring 2020 term. The information above is for reference purposes only.

Program Objectives

Training in the Department of Theatre, Musical Theatre & Dance promotes students to:

  1. Develop communication and critical thinking skills
  2. Develop a working knowledge of all aspects of the profession
  3. Develop an inquisitiveness and imaginative engagement with the world
  4. Achieve the tools to develop strong personal aesthetic and a sense of self
  5. Develop an artistic initiative and risk-­‐taking demonstrated by dynamic creative expression
  6. Establish a commitment to become a global citizen artist through active community engagement
Degree Options

Theatre, B.A.

The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the bachelor’s program in theatre beyond the fall 2019 term. Students who have matriculated into the bachelor’s program may not declare theatre as a major after the spring 2020 term. 

Musical Theatre, B.A.

The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the bachelor’s program in musical theatre beyond the fall 2019 term. Students who have matriculated into the bachelor’s program may not declare musical theatre as a major after the spring 2020 term. 

Theatre Minor

The University of Tulsa is not accepting students into the minor in theatre program beyond the spring 2020 term.

Musical Theatre Minor

The University of Tulsa is not accepting students into the minor in musical theatre program beyond the spring 2020 term.

Dance Minor

The University of Tulsa is not accepting students into the minor in dance program beyond the spring 2020 term.