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 offer preprofessional training to a limited number of highly-motivated and talented students aiming at professional careers. The BFA student can pursue one of three concentration areas: acting, design/technology/management and musical theatre.


Acting Concentration

Students accepted into the BFA acting concentration each year constitute an ensemble and follow the required sequence of courses as a group. Students in this concentration must fulfill the BA requirements in theatre, with specified electives, and are required to audition for theatre season productions each semester.

Design/Technology/Management Concentrations

In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences core requirements, students pursuing a BFA in design, technology or management must complete up to 67 credits in theatre and an additional 15 credits in other disciplines. Students who choose this concentration must elect one primary emphasis (design, technology or management) but may have opportunities to explore other emphases. 

Musical Theatre Concentration

The BFA in musical theatre offers a rigorous concentration in theatre, music and dance to a select number of highly disciplined, motivated and talented students. In addition to the graduation requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, this concentration requires 60 credit hours: 26 credit hours in THTR, 4 credit hours in DNCE and 30 credit hours in the College of Music. Students must confirm their decision to enroll as a musical theatre BFA upon acceptance following the audition and must meet immediately with a departmental advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


121 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.


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