University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance Mission: We develop arts professionals grounded in creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and craftsmanship
We have the largest theatre department in the city of Houston, with 250 full-time graduates and undergraduates. It is a high-energy program with dedicated and hard-working students. We strive to instill the skills and work ethic necessary to compete and succeed in the performing arts.
Our program emphasizes:
- Study - To understand the foundations of theatre practice, theory and technique. Classroom work provides students with a context to dicuss theatre and improve in their chosen specialization.
- Application - To make theatre that builds upon classroom work. Our numerous production opportunities challenge students and serve as a laboratory environment for exploration, problem solving, and creative expression.
- Mentorship - To connect students with working professionals and build a network. Faculty and staff in our School get to know each student and provide guidance to prepare them for the job market.