Prospective Students

Imagine yourself studying theatre at
Sam Houston State University

Prospective students will find themselves participating in an active, hands on program based on solid theoretical principles. Theatre majors will be involved in a field of study which encompasses acting, directing, technical theatre, costume, lighting and set design, stage makeup, stage management, theatre history and dramatic theory and criticism. Musical theatre majors find themselves taking classes in voice, musicianship, and dance, in addition to those courses already mentioned.

Students are eligible to be cast in the main season shows every semester as well as to be given leadership responsibilities in design, stage management, directing and technical theatre. As student’s progress in their primary area of interest they may be chosen to design, stage manage, or direct a production. This allows each student to develop a strong resume before graduation.

Learn About Our Theatre Courses

Musical Theatre Theatre Emphasis | Musical Theatre Dance Emphasis 

Musical Theatre Music Emphasis

Acting and Directing  |  Design and Technlogy  |  Teaching Certification  

Minor in Theatre


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Acting Directing Costume Design Lighting & Sound
Stage Management Scene Design & Scene Painting Teacher Certification


Auditions are a big part of the theatre program at SHSU. Learn about  musical theatre auditions, scholarship audtitions and auditions for shows. Auditions are held at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester.  All theatre majors are required to audition for non-musicals. Musical theatre majors are required to audition for all shows, both musicals and non-musicals.

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Scholarship information for current and prospective theatre and musical theatre students.

Scholarship information

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Faculty Chair Kristina Hanssen welcomes prospective students to the Theatre and Musical Theatre program at Sam Houston State University.

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University Theatre Center

1740 Bobby K Marks Drive
Huntsville, TX 77340

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Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre
Box 2297, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2297
Phone: (936) 294-1329 | E-mail: