University of Colorado at Boulder


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This dynamic program provides multiple participation options in theatre along with academic preparation in research methodologies, theory, and history. Numerous fully mounted theatre productions are offered during the academic year; in addition, workshop productions are presented with emphasis on acting and directing. Graduate students typically direct some of these productions each year. The Ph.D. program is closely affiliated with the nationally recognized Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF), which draws audiences of over 40,000 each season (June through August); the acting company includes professional actors from around the country and advanced CU students. Each summer, four CU graduate students are chosen to work as dramaturges/assistant directors for CSF productions. Graduate students can apply to teach Theatre Department courses.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Patricia Paige
Graduate Program Assistant
Department of Theatre & Dance
University of Colorado Boulder
University Theatre Building, 261 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0261
(303) 492-7356

Degrees Available