48 months
60876 USD/year
55190 USD/year
29372 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Theatre program of the University of Colorado at Boulder is offered by the Department of Theatre & Dance at the College of Arts & Sciences.


Areas of Study

The Theatre program of the University of Colorado at Boulder is a broad-based program of theatre practice and study for the student who may wish to pursue in-depth studies in another area as well. It also serves as the core of studies for a student who wishes to pursue further theatre training in one of the BFA areas of concentration.

Learning Outcomes

The undergraduate degrees in theatre emphasize knowledge and awareness of:

  • The major works of dramatic literature that are representative of the most important eras in the development of theatre and drama.
  • The history of theatrical production—its styles, conventions and socially related mores—from ancient civilizations to the present time.
  • The various means through which a theatrical concept is realized.
  • The aesthetic and intellectual relationship between theatre in its various 21st century modes and contemporary society.

In addition, students completing a degree in theatre are expected to acquire the ability and skills to:

  • Analyze and interpret plays and performances with particular attention to acting and performance of literature, designing, directing and/or playwriting and criticism.
  • use, with safety and efficiency, the tools and equipment basic to theatre production technology.
  • Communicate to an audience through at least one of the components of theatrical art: acting, directing, designing, playwriting or criticism.
  • Function effectively as a collaborative member of a production team in the preparation of regularly scheduled public productions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting
  • Global Theatre 1: Live Performance to Shakespeare
  • Script Laboratory: Text Analysis and Practice for the Theatre
  • Stage Technologies
  • Costume Technologies
  • Global Theatre 2: Forms of Modern Theatre and Drama

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee ($50 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants)
  • Personal Essay (required, 250–650 words)
  • Writing Supplement (required, 250–650 words)
  • One academic letter of recommendation is required
  • High school or secondary school transcripts
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required for first-year students who graduate from high school, but you may provide them if you would like us to take your scores into consideration when reviewing your application
  • English proficiency test scores
  • As a foreign national, you will need to obtain a temporary immigration visa from the United States in order to be allowed entry into the country. The two most common types of visas for students attending the University of Colorado Boulder are the F-1 student visa and the J-1 exchange visitor visa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60876 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60876 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    55190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55190 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    29372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29372 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Boulder

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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