TUTS Internship Program
UT-AUSTIN & UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS
Through partnership with UT-Austin and the University of Houston, TUTS can offer a semester-long practicum for graduate-level students in the theatre program or affiliated programs (such as music or dance). The experience is geared away from performers and toward students with interests in arts management and/or administration (as directors, designers, or producers). Participants arrange academic credit through on-campus advisors and are resident with TUTS for either the fall (roughly August to December) or spring (roughly January to June) semesters; no summer semester is available. Participants will rotate through several administrative departments at TUTS, and gain production experience within the main stage or academic (Humphreys School) season, as assistants to staff and/or guest directors, conductors, and designers. The Professional Internships offer a small weekly stipend to offset the graduate student’s participation. Further information may be found in the academic advising office of each university.
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS IN PERFORMANCE AND TEACHING
For Bachelor of Fine Arts (or the career-track equivalent) undergraduate students with a focus on performance, TUTS can offer a semester-long practicum in which participation in main stage and academic (Humphreys School) seasons is the focus: singing, dancing, and acting in locally-produced subscription musicals and/or Musicals for Young Audiences. Supporting the performance work would be teaching in the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre’s Studio division, Academy division, and/or Community Outreach efforts. Some weeks might also involve part-time arts administration projects with other TUTS staff and departments. The primary model for this program has been with the Sam Houston State University BFA in Musical Theatre. Participants arrange academic credit within their degree program, and join TUTS for either the fall (August to December) or spring (January to June) semesters; no summer semester is available. The Professional Internships offer a small weekly stipend to offset the performer/student teacher’s participation.This program requires either an audition or significant knowledge of the applicant’s performance potential by TUTS creative staff.
For further information, contact Bruce Lumpkin.