• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Students intending to major in the Theater program of Case Western Reserve University will need to complete forty credit hours of coursework.  Most students will opt to take many classes beyond the requirements in order to enhance their knowledge and improve their skills.  Students interested in declaring a specific concentration of study can satisfy the additional requirements listed below in order to fulfill a Bachelor of Arts with a specific concentration; students who do not declare a concentration will receive the designation of “General Theater” on their transcript.

Bachelor of Arts students have the opportunity to perform and to serve on the design and technical teams in four fully produced mainstage theatrical productions each year, presented in the historic Eldred Theater. The low student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students are able to work closely with our faculty of highly accomplished artists and scholars. Recognizing that the theater is an inherently interdisciplinary study belonging to the humanities as well as the performing arts, the department treats all productions as artistic and educational experiences, and welcomes the participation of students regardless of their academic majors and career goals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Acting
  • Acting: Scene Study
  • Introduction to Theater
  • Play Directing
  • Introduction to Design
  • Scenic Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • English translations, if applicable, for academic records and recommendations
  • School Report
  • Counselor recommendation
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • $70 application fee
  • English language exam score submitted to Case Western Reserve via the testing agency or students can submit self-reported scores by completing the form on their applicant portal. Enrolling students will confirm their testing with official score reports

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50450 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50450 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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