The Boston University School of Theatre offers degrees in the performing arts at the undergraduate and graduate level and admission is based on a live or a pre-recorded audition for those intending to major in theatrical performance.
Founded in 1954, the school has acquired the status of the country’s leading institutions for studying acting, stage management, design and all other aspects of theatre.
Photo galleries are available from past productions so students can have the opportunity to observe the work of those who came before them. Design and Production students can also view the portfolio gallery or the live exhibit at the annual InCite Arts Festival. A performance showcase is held at the university which gives graduating acting and theatre arts majors the chance to convey their talent.
The Boston University School of Theatre was recently named one of the ‘5 Tried-and-True Acting Colleges’ in the United States by Backstage, the well known performing arts magazine. Fulltime tuition for theatre programs is approximately $22,858 while part tuition is $714 per evening credit. Most MFA programs in the School of Theatre require two years of full-time study and a third year of part-time study to achieve the requisite 60 academic credits.