Immerse yourself in the Applied Shakespeare graduate certificate program! Begin with an online, fully interactive graduate introduction to the upcoming Colorado Shakespeare Festival plays and other major Shakespeare works. Then, join your fellow students for an on-campus immersion at CU Boulder during the renowned Colorado Shakespeare Festival. You’ll explore acting, directing, interpreting and teaching Shakespeare in a fully interdisciplinary, experiential context with your fellow learners.

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Admission and Application Requirements

We will be accepting our next class to the Applied Shakespeare graduate certificate program for the spring 2020 term.

To apply for this program you must possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

  • Application consideration begins on Nov. 15, 2019. 
  • Application deadline: December 1, 2019. 
You must provide:
  1. Official Transcript (if electronic, send to
  2. Statement of Purpose - one page in length (this is your writing sample)
  3. Letter of Recommendation from an academic or professional reference.
  4. Complete the application form.
  5. Your application will be reviewed by the program advisor and you will be notified of the decision via email.


$700 per credit hour or $6300 for the entire nine credits. This price applies for both CO resident and non-resident students.