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Theater and Dance

Macalester College

48 months
58248 USD/year
58248 USD/year
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Our Theater and Dance Department at Macalester College offers small academic and studio courses in which students are closely mentored by expert faculty. In our class schedule, you will find a variety of theatre and dance courses at all levels. 


We encourage students without previous experience to try a beginning course in acting, dance, design, or playwriting. With the exception of dance technique courses, all Theater and Dance classes count towards Macalester College’s Fine Arts requirements.

The programme

The Theater and Dance Department prepares the next generation of performers, directors/choreographers, designers, researchers, technicians and playwrights. Macalester is in a privileged location for students interested in the arts, as the Twin Cities have the second highest number of theater companies per capita in the United States, after New York. Courses in Theater and Dance regularly bring students to on- and off-campus theater and dance productions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatre and Performance in the Twin Cities
  • Introduction to Theatre Studies
  • Acting Theory and Performance 
  • Technical Theater
  • Make-Up Design and Application
  • Community-Based Theatres
  • Fundamentals of Scenography
  • Playwriting and Textual Analysis

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

  • Create a Common Application and choose Macalester for your college list.
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Submit scores from either the ACT or the SAT. Self-reported test scores will be accepted in the admissions process. Admitted students who decide to enroll will be required to submit official score reports.
  • For students whose primary language is not English, Macalester requires submission of TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English Test scores.
  • Request that your secondary school(s) send Macalester official transcript(s) of all classes and grades beginning with 9th grade.

Tuition Fee

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    58248 USD/year
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    58248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58248 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Saint Paul

1040 - 1755 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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Updated over a year ago

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