Bachelor On Campus

Theater Acting

Rutgers University

48 months
29458 USD/year
29458 USD/year
12996 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Theater is a creative and collaborative art in which true excellence can only be achieved through exploration of craft. Our focus in the Theater Acting program of Rutgers University is to provide aspiring theater professional with a unique experience including intensive studio classes, innovative academic curricula and ground-breaking fully-supported productions.


About the Program

The Theater Acting program of Rutgers University offers an integrated and challenging 3.5-year course of study for students who aspire to a career as a professional actor.

This program features two full years of the Meisner Technique, a year at the Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, and a professional development semester designed to prepare students for life as a working actor.

All of this activity will challenge students in a full and complex way to deepen their understanding of theater, help contextualize their work, and give our graduates a distinct advantage in the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Acting
  • Playwriting
  • Design
  • Costume Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Set Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14729 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14729 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6498 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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