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Theatre Studies

Theatre Studies Education at Concordia University Texas

At Concordia University Texas, our Theatre Department puts creativity, critical thinking, and cultural awareness in the spotlight. We cultivate these essential qualities through active, collaborative learning. Students in the Theatre Studies Program at Concordia Texas develop versatile skills that transcend the stage, enhancing career prospects in diverse industries. Our inclusive approach welcomes students of all backgrounds, harnessing the strength of an outstanding liberal arts education to elevate the theatrical journey. With small class sizes, personalized attention, and student-oriented faculty who nurture imaginative expression and technical development, CTX prepares students to engage with the world as theatre artists and technicians.

Discover your unique, creative path in Concordia University Texas' Theatre Studies program. Join our diverse, collaborative community.


Thriving City Arts Community


15:1 Student to Faculty Ratio


Experienced, Professional Faculty


Take the First Step Towards an Exciting Journey in Theatre!

Discover how our Theatre Studies Department at Concordia University Texas can help you unlock your creative potential, develop practical skills, and explore the transformative world of theatre.

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Hands-On Experience from Day One

Dive into immersive, hands-on learning from day one, honing leadership, critical thinking, and artistic skills.

Concordia University Theatre Studies provides transferable skills

Practical Skills for Diverse Industries

Theatre Studies empowers students with versatile skills, offering personalized attention in intimate classes, where students collaborate to shape their distinct educational journey.

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Theatre Education in a Thriving Arts Community

Located in Austin, Texas, a vibrant arts hub, Concordia University Texas provides an ideal setting to explore theatre, enriched by the city's thriving arts scene.

Engaging Theatre Productions

Our mainstage productions offer opportunities to develop and demonstrate artistic and technical skill while earning academic credit.

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Personalized Pathways

At Concordia Texas, we believe in tailoring your education to your interests. Our theatre program allows you to create unique opportunities and pathways based on your passions.

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Transferable Life Skills

Beyond the stage, our program hones effective communication, problem-solving, and project management skills, making our graduates valuable assets in any career they pursue.

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Access to Industry Experts

Collaborate closely with dedicated faculty and guest artists who are professionals in the field, gaining insights and guidance from those with real-world experience.

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Preparation for Graduate Studies

Our program provides a strong foundation for graduate studies in theatre and film, equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in advanced academic pursuits.

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Kelly Gordon Director of the School of Fine Arts and Theatre Studies

Concordia University Texas’ Theatre Studies Program provides a broad education in the field, grounded in building essential skills to translate creative ideas from page to stage. Students study and collaborate with working professionals, gaining up-to-date knowledge and professional contacts. Our professional-quality productions entertain and encourage audiences to think deeply about the world and what it means to be human.

Dr. Kelly GordonDirector of the School of Fine Arts

Participation in productions is open to all students, regardless of their major. Learn more about how you can audition for an upcoming show.

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Career Outcomes


  • Actor Director
  • Playwright/Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Drama Therapist
  • Stage Manager
  • Theatre Educator
  • Arts Manager
  • Lighting, Set, or Costume Designer or Technologist

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  • Who can get involved in CTX Theatre Productions?

    Participation in theatrical production is open to all members of the Concordia University Texas community. No experience is necessary; we will train you!

    Students can participate in productions, with the option of earning academic credit, beginning in their first semester.

  • What are auditions like?

    Typically, students are asked to perform a memorized, one-minute monologue from the period and style of the play for which they are auditioning.

  • When are rehearsals held?

    Rehearsals are mainly held in the evenings, and occasionally during the daytime if the actor’s schedules permit. We make our best effort to work around actors’ work, athletics, and school schedules.

  • Are theatre internships available?

    Austin, Texas, has a vibrant theatre community that is full of opportunities. Our students have interned at places such as Austin Shakespeare, The Zachary Scott Theatre, and Olden Lighting. Internship programs are also available farther afield in cities such as New York and London.