Practice alongside Professionals
The Department of Theatre is dedicated to creating rigorous educational programs that are fully integrated with the operations of a professional theatre serving our region. The Department operates The Clarence Brown Theatre (CBT), a LORT D Equity theatre (League of Resident Theatres), and is a member of the University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA). The Department and the CBT are fully integrated in all aspects of mission and function.
The Department of Theatre at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville offers a generalist Bachelor of Art in Theatre as well as Bachelor of Art with Honors concentration and concentrations in Acting and Design and Technology. The program also offers a Theatre minor.
The Department of Theatre offers concentrations in Acting, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, and Sound and Media Design. MFA candidates undergo 3 years of rigorous training in the classroom, the studio, and in the professional “laboratory” context of the Clarence Brown Theatre, including designing main stage productions and acting in major roles.
Visit UT Theatre
You are more than welcome to come to UT for a visit and have a closer look at all we have to offer. We can set up meetings with faculty, offer a tour of our facilities, or welcome you for an audition. And while you are here, you can enjoy a wonderful evening at one of our shows!
“The mixing up of young actors and designers with first class professionals
is manifestly the only right method of training future theatre artists.”