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Theatre Arts, Bachelor

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University rank #351 (WUR) Worcester, MA, United States
 At the heart of the theatre arts major is our firm belief that a liberal arts education is inseparable from the artist’s process. Theatre is, by its very nature, a multidisciplinary art form; complementary courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences can help you understand the societal issues and contexts that both shape and are shaped by this compelling art form. 


  • The Princeton Review ranked Clark’s theatre arts program as #12 in the nation.
  • Hit the ground running: as soon as you arrive, you can get involved in productions, both on and offstage.
  • Participate in the biennial New Play Festival, which features full-length plays written, directed and performed by Clark undergraduates.
  • Study theatre arts in the wider context of Clark’s Visual and Performing Arts Department (V&PA), a tight-knit community that includes students majoring in media, culture and the arts, music, art history, studio art and screen studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  •  How to Act Right-On/Off the Stage FYI
  • Contemporary Women Playwrights
  • Voice and Diction
  • The Creative Actor
  • Technical Theater
  • Theatrical/Costume Design Projects
  • The Physical Theater/Environmental Studio
  •  Scenic Design
  •  Dance I: Modern Dance
  • African Inspirations: A Dance Collaboration
  •  Drama of the Western Tradition
  • Modern Drama
  • Seminar of Oscar Wild
  • The Play and its Stages
  • The Image and the Word

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • First-year Common Application
  • Secondary school report: Your guidance counselor will submit the secondary school report along with an official high school transcript, which will give us a picture of your academic career.
  • Teacher evaluation form: This must be from a teacher in a traditional academic area such as mathematics, science, foreign language, English, social science or academic elective.
  • SAT/ACT scores, if you choose to submit (Clark is a test-optional school). 
  • Application fee of $60 through the Common Application website or a fee waiver

Tuition Fee

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    44050 USD/year
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    44050 USD/year
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
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