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The Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre is strongly committed to creating an environment of equity and inclusivity for all students, and to foster a sense of a community of artists/educators. Students in our department participate in an active, hands-on program based in solid theoretical principles and methodologies. Students take courses in acting; directing; technical theatre; stage makeup; auditioning; voice and speech; and theatre history. Additionally, we offer specialized theatre courses in costume; devising; lighting; set design; stage management; stage combat; performance; playwriting; as well as dramatic theory and criticism. Musical theatre majors also receive instruction in applied voice; musicianship; dance; ensemble and musical theatre history. Those interested in receiving their teacher certification in Texas will take theatre pedagogy courses with outreach elements in public schools. All students are eligible for casting and participation in our production season. We stage 8-10 shows annually which provides wonderful opportunities in performance; leadership; design; stage management; directing; and technical theatre.

If you are interested in auditioning for our Musical Theatre BFA, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in auditioning or interviewing for the BFA in Theatre & BFA Theater with Teaching Certification at Sam Houston. We're looking forward to receiving your audition or interview and learning more about you. Registration for our 2021-22 academic year will open on September 1, 2021 and will include two live audition/interview opportunities and one recorded audition options:

Saturday, February 5, 2022 (for Fall 2022 consideration)
Saturday, March 5, 2022 (for Fall 2022 consideration)

MAY 1ST, 2022 (for Fall 2022 consideration)

Once your audition Acceptd application has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with more details regarding the audition. You DO NOT need to have applied and been accepted to the University before auditioning. This audition will be your scholarship audition as well so you DO NOT need to participate in a separate scholarship audition.


We offer a significant amount of department scholarships each year for new students. Your audition/Interview for the Theater & Musical Theatre Program will serve as your department scholarship audition/interview therefore you do not need to participate in the Theatre Scholarship Audition/Interview process. Individuals wishing to be considered for a department scholarship should fill out a scholarship application at Scholarships4Kats. Candidates will be notified via email before May 1 regarding department scholarships. 


You might also consider applying for scholarships through the University. Application deadline for University scholarships is November 1. Apply at Scholarships4Kats.​


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