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Research in the area of theatre history, theory and literature. Opportunities in theatre production, including acting, directing, dramaturgy, and design. Credit for course work outside the department that relates to particular research interests may apply to total required for the degree.

Degrees Offered:

Degree Details: 

The non-thesis track MA requires demonstrated proficiency in two areas: academic coursework and the final exam (written and oral). The thesis track MA requires demonstrated proficiency in three areas: academic coursework, the thesis and the final exam (oral). The minimum requirement for the MA is 30 credit hours, at least 24 of which must be completed at the 5000 level or above.

The PhD requires demonstrated proficiency in four areas: academic coursework, reading competency in at least one foreign language, the comprehensive exam, and the dissertation. Thirty course credit hours are required. All must be of graduate rank (5000 level or above). In addition, 30 dissertation credits are required.

Admissions Requirements: 

Applicants must:

  1. Provide current GRE scores.
  2. Provide 3 or more letters of recommendation.
  3. Provide a sample of critical or analytical writing (10-20 pages).
  4. Show evidence of theatre performance, and/or production experience (current resume or CV).
Financial Support: 

Teaching assistantships, graduate part-time instructors, grants, and fellowships.

Fall Domestic Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Fall International Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Contact Information: 

University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Theatre and Dance
Theatre C132
261 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0261
Phone: 303-492-7356
Fax: 303-492-7722