48 months
29458 USD/year
29458 USD/year
12996 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Theater program of Rutgers University is designed for Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences students who are seeking a solid overview in theater as part of a well-rounded liberal arts education. It allows students to investigate the various disciplines in theater.


About the Program

The Theater program of Rutgers University consists of a balanced course of study in scholarship and art, stressing a theoretical approach. Upon completion of the degree, students are prepared for internships, employment in the arts community, graduate study, and graduate or studio training.

Entrance to the BA theater program requires only academic admission to the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and declaration of the theater major. An audition is not required.

Theater majors in the BA program are required to take a minimum of 47 credits, including courses in theater history, playwriting, and scenic art, as well as an internship.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theater History
  • Scenic Art
  • Theater Practice 
  • Basic Theater Texts
  • Dramatic Structure

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

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14729 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29458 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14729 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6498 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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