The Department of Theatre maintains relationships with local, national, and international institutions at which our students regularly pursue study and training in the form of internships, training programs, and other programs of study. These institutions include:
- The Accademia dell′Arte in Arezzo Italy
- The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London
- Playhouse on the Square in Memphis
- Hattiloo Theatre in Memphis
- Tennessee Shakespeare Company
- Voices of the South
- Chatterbox Audio Theatre
The department provides financial support in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and other awards to facilitate training that complements our curriculum. A designated departmental scholarship provides full funding for a student each year to study physical theatre, improvisation, mask-making, film, and other subjects for an entire semester at the Accademia dell′Arte.
The department has sponsored a program of studying medieval European theatre in Siena, Italy. The department periodically operates a summertime study abroad program in India.
Learn more about our Fine Arts Scholarship.