The Division of Theatre awards graduate and undergraduate degrees in a nationally recognized training program. Graduate students receive M.F.A. degrees in Acting or Design, while undergraduates complete a B.F.A. degree in either Acting or Theatre Studies. Classes and studios combined with participation in a robust production season prepare our graduates to move successfully into the performance industry. During their time at SMU, graduate and undergraduate students often work at Dallas area theatres as well as for top regional companies.
Meet Our Faculty
Professor of Practice in Theatre and Inaugural Director of the Sexton Institute for Musical Theatre
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Theatre
Margo Jones Theatre
The Margo Jones Theatre is a 125-seat black box, with seating divided among four platforms that allow directors and designers to choose between multiple configurations. Each spring, the theatre is host for the New Visions, New Voices festival, providing student writers and directors with a flexible and intimate setting where they can workshop and perform new plays.
Shahrzad Mazaheri MFA ’23, Courtney Amaro MFA ’23, Ariel Kregal MFA ’23
Costumes, Lights and Set by MFA Design Students for SMU’s Fall production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by faculty member Kara Lynn Vaeni.
Students are focusing on pursuing personal and academic goals, as well as self-care, during the new year.
December 19, 2023
From a theatre group to a public relations society, Meadows student organizations offer creative opportunities, networking and a sense of community.
December 18, 2023
The alumni advisory group strengthens the Meadows community through mentoring, career guidance and strategic planning for the future of the school and its students.