University of Texas
UT Theatre is a little messy, but we love it anyways
It was the only one that I knew of close to me that had an Acting program that I was sure I would grow in. With this particular program, I am allowed to explore various forms of theatre. I knew that I would be getting the right kind of education. Also, more money was offered here than in any other school.
Certain core classes are particularly difficult despite the fact that I am not in that department nor do I plan on it. For example, STEM classes. I struggle with the material and feel that some of it might be unnecessary when the class is just a graduation requirement.
Usually, we take exams in class and are given class time to finish. It usually depends on the class but that is how it is usually structured. If it is an acting class, we will perform our final scenes for the class and that will count as an exam grade.
It depends on the faculty. Most are incredible and I love hearing from them, learning from them. There are others that need to just leave. They are old and no longer understand what is good for the program.
I am required to pay for books that I will use in that class, and it adds up. Also, we are required to see performances that are being put on for the semester so we have to pay for tickets for each performance. This tends to get quite expensive when you are required to see almost all of them for classes.
Monthly Expense : More Than $3500