Program: Those seeking a B.A. in theater and dance are offered the chance to pursue multiple disciplines, with concentrations ranging from theater criticism to theater for young audiences. In fall 2013, UT is introducing the Acting Training program, which involves the opportunity for an L.A. residency for professional work; Tuition: $31,756; Notable Alumni: Kevin Alejandro, Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger; Professional Opportunities: Director Richard Linklater loves shooting his films in Austin. The city’s South by Southwest festival has become a destination for serious fans of indie films. And just think about all those newly minted stars who got their start on “Friday Night Lights.” Sticking around the Lone Star state no longer means losing out on paying film and TV jobs.