Drama - A.A. Degree

Resources for Drama Students

Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA)

One of TETA’s main objectives is to promote vigorously the development and continuation of high quality theatre programs in Texas schools, colleges, and universities.

The TETA, Inc. offers several opportunities for students as well. During the annual TheatreFest (annual convention) there are dozens of workshops for students to learn about acting, lighting, productions, and just meet professional entertainers from many forms of theatre. TETA also makes available to the students a college audition opportunity where their auditions can be seen by over 125 college Theatre Directors and professional training studios at the same time. 

United States Institute for Technical Theatre (USITT)

The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialog among practitioners, educators, and students.

Theatre Communications Group (TCG)

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) exists to strengthen, nurture, and promote professional theatre in the U.S. and globally. Since its founding in 1961, TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to over 700 Member Theatres and affiliate organizations and nearly 10,000 Individual Members. Through its Core Values of Activism, Artistry, Diversity, and Global Citizenship, TCG advances a better world for theatre and a better world because of theatre. 

Actor’s Equity Association

Actors' Equity Association is the labor union representing american actors and stage managers in the theatre. Founded in 1913, Actors' Equity Association, represents more than 51,000 professional Actors and Stage Managers nationwide. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.

Educational Theatre Association

The mission of the Educational Theatre Association is to shape lives through theatre education. The vision is that every student will have access to theatre taught by qualified instructors as a vital part of a well-rounded education.

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) is a comprehensive non-profit professional membership organization. Founded in 1986, ATHE serves the interests of its diverse individual and organizational members, including college and university theatre departments and administrators, educators, graduate students, and theatre practitioners.

An advocate for the field of theatre and performance in higher education, ATHE serves as an intellectual and artistic center for producing new knowledge about theatre and performance-related disciplines, cultivating vital alliances with other scholarly and creative disciplines, linking with professional and community-based theatres, and promoting access and equity.

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

Founded in 1893, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees represents workers in the entertainment industry. Our members work in all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, television broadcasting, and concerts as well as the equipment and construction shops that support all these areas of the entertainment industry. We represent virtually all behind the scenes workers necessary to the functioning of the entertainment industry, from all forms of live entertainment to motion picture and televisions to conventions and trade shows.


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