• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
In this Theatre, Design and Technology Concentration at Colorado State University students take foundational courses in set design, costume design, lighting design, sound design, projection design, and stage management, exploring their ideas in the classroom as well as production on plays, musicals, operas, music events, and dance concerts. 
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Overview

This interdisciplinary and collaborative Theatre, Design and Technology Concentration at Colorado State University is geared towards creative and imaginative, open-minded individuals with a drive for excellence. 

Many design and technology students work in multiple areas and most shows are designed and stage managed by undergraduate students from all disciplines, typically adding four shows to their portfolios each year.

Design and Technology students have five world-class venues plus multiple labs and shops available for their use, including a design lab, CAD Lab, scene shop, paint shop, costume shop, sound/video editing lab, lighting lab, and acting labs. 

Educational Opportunity

Comprehensive training occurs in classrooms, labs, shops, rehearsal studios, and in annual productions of plays, musicals operas, dance concerts, and special events, produced by a company of student actors, directors, designers, and technicians under the mentorship of our professional faculty and staff. 

These outstanding artists and technicians provide small class sizes and individualized teaching and advising, providing students with opportunities to succeed from their first day on campus.

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 included:

  • Understanding Dance 
  • Music Appreciation 
  • College Composition 
  • Drawing for the Theatre
  • Technical Theatre: Stagecraft
  • Theatre History 
  • Computer Assisted Drafting for Theatre
  • Stage Management 
  • Costume Design 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • All first-year freshman students will submit an application using the Common Application. Your application will be reviewed after we receive all of the required items.
  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12260 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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