Theatre Teaching (BFA)

The BFA in Theatre Teaching is a four-year professional degree that prepares students to teach theatre in a variety of dynamic and challenging learning environments. Here in the College of Fine Arts, we are committed to the teaching and learning of all humans in our educational and community spaces. BFA Theatre Teaching students have numerous opportunities throughout their program of study to teach, direct, and work in partnership with urban schools, the award-winning Youth Theatre at the U Program, and community-based organizations.

The purpose of the BFA Theatre Teaching Kindergarten – Twelfth (K-12) Grade Licensure Program is to prepare elementary, junior high, middle school, and high school theatre educators. Competent K-12 theatre teaching requires both in-depth knowledge of subject matter (theatre) and skill in applying educational concepts and principles that are developmentally appropriate. The College of Education’s Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE) oversees teacher licensure at the University of Utah. UITE is located in SAEC 2264. Note: Licensing is dictated by specific deadlines. Students pursuing an educator license should contact the UITE as soon as possible to learn about deadlines, background check requirements, and student teaching. Visit or call 801-581-6818, and find out about Arts Teaching at the U's College of Fine Arts.

Example Plan of Study

Program Head

Xan Johnson, Ph.D.
(801) 581-4927

Assistant Dean for Arts Education & Community Engagement

Kelby McIntyre-Martinez
(801) 587-1708

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