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Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program receive a balanced training in the areas associated with theatre performance: voice, movement and acting. They develop their performance skills through exploration of various methods of acting, introduction and study of genre and dramatic repertoire, participation and experience in staged productions.


All prospective theatre (THR) majors must audition and be accepted into the program as well as apply for acceptance to The University of Tampa.

All auditions for musical theatre, theatre and dance will be accepted digitally or in person at an official admissions open house date.

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Audition material should be submitted using your SpartanStart Portal (you will receive access to your SpartanStart Portal once you apply to UT).

Students should prepare the following materials for the audition process

  • One contemporary monologue—comic—not to exceed 1:30 minutes
  • One contemporary monologue—dramatic—not to exceed 1:30 minutes
  • One classical monologue—preferably Shakespeare* If you prefer not to perform a Shakespearian selection, a monologue that is pre-eighteenth century will be a suitable alternative.—not to exceed 2 minutes

*If you prefer not to perform a Shakespearian selection, a monologue that is pre-18th century will be a suitable alternative.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachael Dugo at

Topics of Study

  • career development audition seminar
  • world theatre
  • acting
  • play analysis
  • stage management and design for actors
  • directing

Career Opportunities

  • roles in national touring companies
  • roles in films
  • roles in regional professional theatres
  • full-time work at local theme parks

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • musical theatre productions
  • dramatic theatre productions
  • cabarets
  • in-residence workshops with established theatre artists
  • internship opportunities with a local theme park or theatre company

On-Campus Associations

  • Alpha Psi Omega (dramatic fraternity)