Find your passion and expand your creative abilities through the Bachelor of Arts in 戏剧艺术.

Mary Moody Northen Theatre' production of "Rhinoceros"



Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future.

戏剧艺术 — General Major Guide

戏剧艺术 — Design and Technology Major Guide

Learn every aspect of the craft — acting, 导演, design, administration — and graduate prepared to work in any part of a theater organization.

You’ll have the option to focus on design and technology: lighting, 服装, 发型和化妆, props and scenic design. Or specialize in management, coordinating the logistical aspects of a show and the business side of a theater. Or be a part of the next generation storytellers and chose our new 新兴形式 track.

No matter what you choose, you’ll learn from working alongside professional artists. You’ll also have the chance to earn your membership in Actor’s Equity, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

Write and direct your own play. Design a costume, from drawing to finished product. Make your friends laugh until they cry in a show with your improv troupe. Learn music, dance and theater history. And work on four productions a year at the intimate Mary Moody Northern Theatre, which consistently receives awards from Austin critics.

What do our graduates do?

戏剧艺术专业s go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. 这里有一个例子.

  • Production manager for the Broadway production house of Juniper Street in New York City
  • Assistant production manager for Hudson Scenic Shop, a commercial scenery construction shop
  • Head of wardrobe for Cirque de Soleil’s LUZIA tour
  • Development associate for Theatre for a New Audience, in New York City
  • MFA in Design from Yale University

For more information about the 戏剧艺术专业, please contact Assistant Professor 凯瑟琳领导人. The 戏剧艺术专业 is part of the Department of 表演艺术.

The Classroom and Beyond


Guest artists from the world of professional theater, film and television work with faculty and students in production. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in hands-on work in acting, writing, 设计与导演.

Learn in a City Thriving on Artistic Culture and Creative Expression

除了, students in the 戏剧艺术专业 are uniquely positioned to take advantage of the variety of arts supported by the vibrant culture of Austin. 在圣. 爱德华的, you will be connected to the pulse of a cosmopolitan city. Austin is home to a community of people who appreciate the beauty of human expression. Engaging with the local culture will feed your soul. It's also an epicenter to creativity and attracts world class events. Your immersion in such a colorful art scene will enrich your educational experience and connect you to people who share your passion. 

Scholarship Audition Weekend

Interested in our program? Join us for a unique preview of what it is like to be a theater student at St. 爱德华的. Prospective theater students who have applied for university admission and been accepted to St Edward’s are invited to join us in February for a weekend of theater program activities. You'll have opportunities to sit in on classes, 参观校园, dine with current students, audition for a theater scholarship, 看表演, meet the cast and crew and take workshops with university faculty. Scholarship Audition Weekend is a perfect way to test your 'fit' with the theater program as you are making that all-important college decision. Learn more about Scholarship Audition Weekend.

Voices of the Massacre Generation

戏剧艺术专业 基特·泰勒19 反映了 on the era of mass shootings in a solo performance for her Performing Nonfiction class.


Adjunct 戏剧艺术 instructor Cara Firestone and university accompanist Susan Finnigan are partnering to teach 音乐剧 Showcase this spring, an upper-level course that's part of the 音乐剧 minor — perfect for anyone considering a career in it or just has a passion for musicals.