Bachelor On Campus


University of Minnesota

48 months
19580 USD/year
18776 USD/year
13576 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Theatre program of the University of Minnesota provides intensive preparation for professional careers on stage or behind the scenes. Mentored by faculty who represent the highest caliber training and professional experience, students are given the necessary tools to turn their passions for theatre into success on the professional stage.


Students in the Theatre program of the University of Minnesota are admitted by audition only and may specialize in one of the following emphases: Acting, Costume Design, Design & Production, Lighting Design, Musical Theatre, Scene Design, Stage Management, Technical Theatre.

Acquired Skills

Unique to a Theatre degree, students develop a vast variety of skills including:

  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Public speaking
  • Improving with feedback
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Project management
  • Marketing
  • Business/Entrepreneurism
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Technology
  • Writing

Career Possibilities

You can do ANYTHING with a Theatre B.F.A.! An education in Theatre shows employers you have creativity, communication skills, self-awareness, confidence, discipline, teamwork, experience, a cultivation of empathy -- skills that make you a strong candidate in ANY field!Theatre students go on to careers as varied as Actor, Arts Administrator, Author, Dance Teacher, Director Entrepreneur, Exhibit Designer, Fashion Designer, Lighting Designer, Producer, Scenic Designer, Stage Manager, and Sound Editor, just to name a few!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatrical Design
  • Technical Theatre
  • Elements of Theatre
  • Play Analysis: Dramatic Theory and Theatre Research
  • History of the Theatre
  • Acting

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

  • Submit your one-time $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Original or certified copies of ALL secondary (high school) records must be issued by the school in a sealed envelope and mailed to the university.
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
  • Photocopy of Passport: only required if a student is in need of an I-20 form for F-1 student visa.
  • International students who will be studying at UMD on an F-1 visa are required to submit a completed Financial Certification Statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19580 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18776 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13576 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Duluth

965 - 1380 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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