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Theatre Arts - Theatre Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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If you love theatre, the Theatre Arts - Theatre Studies program from University of Northern Colorado offers you intensive preparation for a career in the industry. This well-rounded degree offers a practical, hands-on training in the entrepreneurial aspects of theatre production. If you’re seeking a career as a theatre writer, director, producer or promoter, our theatre studies degree can help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to enter the work force or go on to graduate school.

As one of the nation’s premier theatre programs, UNC provides you with unique opportunities. You’ll work with exceptional faculty who are active in the theatre industry and have broad professional networks. We stage more than 30 shows a year, enabling you to gain first-hand experience in performance, marketing, promotion, public relations and many other roles. You can also write or direct a play that gets produced on campus. Above all, you’ll belong to a passionate theatre community of first-rate performers, educators, professionals and technical crew.

Our theatre studies bachelor’s degree offers top-notch preparation whether you’re seeking a graduate degree or immediate employment after graduation. Students commonly pair the theatre studies degree with a minor (or second major) in a business-oriented degree or a liberal arts degree such as English or journalism. UNC also offers an arts entrepreneurship certificate that emphasizes skills such as business planning, marketing and promotion.

Your Future in Theatre Studies

UNC’s program excels in career preparation. You’ll build practical, marketable skills and experience that help you get noticed by employers. UNC’s extensive faculty and alumni networks can provide you with valuable connections and professional opportunities to help you get established. In addition, our Arts Entrepreneurship certificate prepares you to launch your own business in the theatre industry. Our theatre studies graduates have an outstanding track record of career success in this highly competitive industry.

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:
  • Playwriting
  • Dramaturgy
  • Stage Management for Theatre
  • Seminar in Theatre Arts Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • The $60 non-refundable application fee can be paid using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.
  • Official high school transcripts and graduation certificates
  • Undergraduate applicants are expected to meet a 2.5 GPA equivalent
  • Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the bio-page (photo-page) of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4776 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 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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