Theatre/Musical Theatre

Approximately 50 theatre majors come to Tyler annually for aggressive, action-packed two-year program designed to offer the student multiple performance and technical opportunities, a wealth of experience, growth and maturity, exciting challenges, and fulfillment of hard work well-done.

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in musical theatre is designed to prepare students as “triple threats” for the Broadway musical theatre. This unique interdisciplinary A.A. program, jointly sponsored by the TJC Departments of Music and Theatre, offers a two-year sequence of courses in acting, voice, music and dance.

Musical theatre majors take acting courses with the acting majors, but add courses in piano, musical theatre, two years of private voice study, plus extensive dance training in jazz and ballet. These students, with instruction in music, dance, and theatre, develop their skills through classroom, workshop, and varied performance opportunities.

Degree Plans

Theatre Faculty

Our theater department prides itself on providing a well-rounded theatre education, taught by professors who specialize in certain areas of theatre, from directing to acting and stagecraft.

Theatre Professor David Crawford performing alongside students in Shakespeare's Macbeth.