The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at UT Martin helps you fully realize your talents and prepare you for your life's work — not just working to live. Our programs give you ample opportunity to perform or exhibit works. We believe you can't succeed unless you participate. Opportunities include professional performance auditions, guest artists, workshops, festivals, museum trips, and much more. Visual and Theatre Arts graduates receive the right training with the latest in tools, techniques, and technology for today's competitive working world.
See art in motion at our Vanguard Theatre, the resident production company of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts.
Two to three major mainstage productions are performed each year, as well as a number of lab theatre plays. A wide variety of theatre is performed: from Shakespeare to Shepard, modernist to musical. These provide the opportunity for students to participate in acting, stage-managing, and technical aspects of theatre production as well as in the design and construction of sets and costumes.