Theatre at Capital
Theatre always has been a collaborative art. The playwright, the director, the designers, the technicians, the actors and – finally – the audience, all function together to create a work of theatre. The art involved in such work is obviously quite important. Here at the Theatre Studies program of Capital University, we also value the communication that must take place between the various artists and the audience to create dynamic art.
Shakespeare wrote that the purpose of theatre is to “hold a mirror up to Nature.” What is reflected depends on the mirror and the angle at which it is held and viewed. The reflection might be comic or tragic. It might sing and dance, speak ancient truths, or sound as fresh and searing as last evening’s news. In any case the theatre artist and audience must look in that mirror. We need to see what is reflected. Perhaps we will see – and learn about – ourselves.
The communication major with an emphasis in theatre studies and its two minors (theatre and entertainment technology) housed in the communication department. Participation in the production season can lead to academic credit through our pre-professional activity program.
Careers and The Future
Despite what you may have heard, it is possible to get a job and make a living in theatre. This does not necessarily mean Broadway or Hollywood. There are other possibilities. Here's a sample of what some of our students have done after graduation:
- Stage managed for opera companies and Purple Rose Theatre Company
- Served as director of education for Columbus Children’s Theatre
- Toured with Madcap Puppet Theatre
- Held a graduate assistantship while pursuing a master’s degree in theatre
- Opened in a musical on Broadway
- Published plays
- Managed a scene shop
- Worked with Schell Scenic Studio and Costume Specialists
- Served on the board of directors for a local community theatre
- Designed and costumed shows
- Earned Equity Union membership
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Individual Study
- Selected Topics
- Interpersonal Communication
- Communication and Culture
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesTheatre & Dance View 1235 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete and submit online application.
- Submit all academic transcripts, certificates, diplomas (including secondary and post-secondary).
- Submit Admission Test Scores: Students must have a TOEFL score of at least 61 iBT or an IELTS score of 6. To be considered for a higher scholarship award, ACT or SAT is recommended.
- Submit a copy of your passport identification page
International37978 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 37978 USD per year during 48 months.
National37978 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 37978 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Columbus
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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