48 months
43470 USD/year
43470 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As a Theatre major at the Butler University, you will learn from a broad study of theatre, meant to diversity your skills as well as provide an in-depth study of specialized interests. 



You can expect to work on productions of all sorts, including Shakespeare, devised work, new plays, musicals, comedy, and more. You’ll perform in a variety of spaces including the 2,200-seat Clowes Memorial Hall to the 450-seat Schrott Center for the Arts to the flexible 100-seat Lilly Hall Studio Theatre. You can also choose an emphasis in acting, costume design, directing, music theatre, set and lighting design, or stage management, setting you up for success for life as a working artist. The Theatre  degree is offered at Butler University.

True innovation in arts education comes from a combination of a liberal arts foundation, personal attention from renowned practicing artists, and opportunities for performance, internships, and community outreach. 

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) students are challenged from their first days on campus to embrace their individuality and learn their art. Add collaborative partnerships and personalized experiences and students are primed to practice and create their best work. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Professional Theatre Practices
  • Acting
  • Production Fundamentals
  • Voice for the Actor
  • Costume Design
  • Stage Directing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Butler Application or Common App
  • Writing Sample, Personal Statement, or Essay
  • Official High School Transcript
  • School Report
  • Optional: Test Scores
  • Optional: Résumé
  • Optional: Letter(S) of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21735 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    43470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21735 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Indianapolis

1017 - 1926 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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