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Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance, USA

Committed to teaching and the advancement of knowledge, Texas Tech University, a comprehensive public research university, provides the highest standards of excellence in higher education, fosters intellectual and personal development, and stimulates meaningful research and service to humankind.

Twelve colleges and schools makeup the academic areas at Texas Tech University and offer more than 150 undergraduate degrees, 100 graduate degrees, and 50 doctoral degrees. In fall 2019, 38,803 students were enrolled in the University.

The School of Theatre and Dance, housed within the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts, fosters the highest standards of scholarship and creative activity and provides opportunities for students to work actively in both areas. We champion training and education in a breadth of specialized programs, encourage students to cross boundaries between them, and prepare students for careers in both practice and pedagogy. By integrating the practical and the scholarly, the School serves as a vital force in the cultural and intellectual life of our society.

The School of Theatre and Dance consists of twenty-six faculty, nine professional staff, and around 40 teaching assistants who teach, direct, administrate, and facilitate. Enrollment within the School is generally around 150 undergraduate BA and BFA majors and 60 graduate students in our MA, MFA, and PHD programs.

Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance
Box 42061
Lubbock, Texas 79409

Phone: +7 495 600 32 23
+7 495 600 39 44
+7 906 057 64 44

Mark Charney

Mark Charney
Director of the School of Theatre and Dance

+1 806-742-3601

Cory Norman

Cory Norman
Director of Marketing and Communication/Company Manager

+1 806-834-6761

Noel Zahler

Noel Zahler
Secretary General




  • Department / Faculty dedicated to Performing Arts

    Teaching Languages
  • English

    Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor BA
  • Bachelor BA and Master MA
  • PhD
  • Other degrees or certificates

    Faculties / Departments
  • Theatre History & Research
  • Playwriting
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Dance History & Research
  • Ballet
  • Modern Dance
  • Music Theatre
  • Pedagogy
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Design (Scenic, Lighting, Costume, Sound)
  • Only for students speaking the country´s language
  • For local and for foreign students
  • Foreign students accepted for BA and MA
  • The Institution offers grants for local students
  • The Institution offers grants for foreign students
  • Foreign students need to have basic knowledge of the local language
  • Local language courses available for foreign students
  • There are open calls for students

    Teachers/Educator Related Information
  • Local educators allowed
  • Foreign educators allowed on permanent basis, on invitation or call
  • Foreign educators allowed on temporary invitation, on invitation or call

    Regular Activities of the Institution
  • Raider Red’s One-Act Play Spectacular/Raider Red’s Awesome Dance Spectacular (RROAPS/RRADS)
    RROAPS/RRADS is a student-led one-act play and choreography new works festival held each April.
  • WildWind Performance Lab (WWPL) | WWPL is a four-week process-oriented developmental laboratory for actors, directors, designers, playwrights, dramaturgs, and administrators, led by national and international guest artists each June.
  • The Marfa Intensive | The Marfa Intensive is a two-week devised theatre intensive located in Marfa, Texas.
  • Tennessee Williams Institute (TWI) | Held each September in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival, TWI is a graduate-level immersion course where students participate in a series of private seminars related to the festival productions with scholars who specialize in Tennessee Williams.