Training reflects cutting-edge, contemporary curriculum including the Alexander Technique, the Linklater Vocal Technique, and concepts of actor training from Robert Cohen, Michael Shurtleff, the Atlantic Theatre Company, and Stanislavski.
The Williams Performing Arts Center, a $17 million facility opened in 2003, features the Fulks Theatre (a 325-seat theatre) and the Culp Theatre (a multi-form theatre).
Senior Showcase in NY for industry casting directors and agents.
The Homecoming Musical is performed annually in the 2,100-seat Abilene Convention Center.
Theatre students’ academic awards have included Dean’s Honor Roll (more than 50 percent regularly), Valedictorian, Trustees’ Award, B. Sherrod, Dean Adams, Servant Leader, Who’s Who, University Scholar and Honor Student.
B.F.A. is awarded in seven different tracks.
Alumni are successful in grad school as well as in professional employment.