Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Performance and Production
Innovate. Challenge. Celebrate.
The BFA in Performance & Production at Texas State University is an innovative and unique degree plan for students interested in becoming well-rounded theatre artists with the diverse and entrepreneurial skillset necessary to enter today’s market.
Our program is dedicated to nurturing, challenging, and celebrating our students as whole theatre artists by offering students many unique opportunities for developing cross-disciplinary skills, which is at the heart of our commonly held value of the fundamentally collaborative nature of theatre.
- Are innovators, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and opening many hearts and minds in the process.
- Make work that responds to the needs of their community and ensure all are represented.
- Are driven entrepreneurs that know how to see opportunity where others may see an obstacle.
- Know how to create a physically, emotionally, and spiritually sustainable career in the theatre.
With a wide variety of courses to choose from the Performance & Production degree is the most malleable of all the BFA programs in the department.
A student seeking the BFA in Performance & Production can select from a variety of acting and performance art classes to fulfill the 18-24 hours of theatre electives required for the degree. The P&P performance student will be able to audition for departmental productions, The Jeremy Torres Lab Theatre student-driven venue season, and participate in many other performance opportunities created for Texas State theatre students. This degree is ideal for acting transfer students and students who are interested in performance and other areas of theatre such as directing, playwriting, and stage management.
Directing students will not only develop their own unique storytelling method but will be strongly advised to take classes that teach management, research coordination, and interpersonal communication. Future directors are taught a broad range of techniques in creativity, coordination and collaboration. It is recommended that students take a wide variety of theatre classes before taking their first directing course. This will give the student a broad theatrical perspective needed to begin developing their own unique narrative style.
A student seeking the BFA in Performance & Production can select from a variety of directing, dramatic writing and stage management classes to fulfill the 18-24 hours of theatre electives required for the degree. The P&P dramatic writing student will be able to produce plays in the Jeremy Torres Lab Theatre student-driven season, and create other performance opportunities for Texas State theatre students such as short films, 10-minute plays, podcasts, and more!