The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in theatre at the University of Memphis is
a program specifically designed for students whose interests and abilities strongly
suggest potential for pursuing careers as artists in the resident, professional, community,
or academic theatre.
By enrolling in our program you have elected to complete the necessary credits to
earn a BFA degree in theatre from the Department of Theatre & Dance with an emphasis
in Performance or Design and Technical Production.
Acceptance to the BFA program is based on successful admittance to the University
of Memphis and successful application to the Department including an audition or interview. Admission to the BFA curriculum does not imply your permanent tenure in the program.
After admission, you are expected to audition and interview on either an annual or
It is at this time that the BFA Committee will evaluate your artistic growth, development
of technical facility, and continuing commitment to creative excellence in the area
of Performance or Design and Technical Production. Permission to continue in the program
will be based upon this evaluation.