In 2010, Hobson acted in BYU's production of As You Like It. In 2012, Hobson played the role of Johnny Case in BYU's production of Phillip Barry's romantic comedy, Holiday. The following year he was Florindo in The Servant of Two Masters at BYU. Also in 2013, Magarin was presented with the Outstanding Acting Student Award at BYU's Theatre Student Awards Celebration. Hobson and his partner Ben Isaacs were selected as finalists for the 2013 Irene Ryan award.