Specialized Theatre Programs

The following list of specialized theatre programs is divided into four categories: “Specialized Undergraduate Theatre Programs”, “Specialized Graduate Theatre Programs”, and “Specialized Doctoral/PhD Theatre Programs”, and “Specialized Online Theatre Courses”. The programs below are sorted alphabetically by country, with the US separated into states and Canada into provinces.

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Specialized Undergraduate Theatre Programs

Canada
England
Ireland
Netherlands
Scotland
USA
Wales

Specialized Graduate Theatre Programs

Canada
England
Ireland
USA

Specialized Doctoral/PhD Theatre Programs

Canada
England
Scotland
USA

Specialized Online Theatre Courses


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Specialized Undergraduate Theatre Programs

Canada

British Columbia

University of Victoria – Theatre: History Focus, BFA

Ontario

University of Windsor – Drama and Communication, Media and Film, BA

Winnipeg

University of Manitoba – English, Theatre, Film and Media, BA


England

Bath Spa University – Drama and English Literature, BA (Hons)

Birkbeck University of London – Theatre Studies and English, BA

Brunel University – Theatre and English, BA

Goldsmiths University of London – Drama: Performance, Politics and Society, BA

Rose Bruford College – American Theatre Arts, BA

Rose Bruford College – Digital Content Design, BA

Rose Bruford College – European Theatre Arts, BA

Rose Bruford College – Virtual Theatre and Digital Experiences, BA

Royal Holloway University of London – Drama and Creative Writing, BA

Royal Holloway University of London – Comparative Literature and Culture and Drama, BA

Royal Holloway University of London – Modern Languages and Drama, BA

Royal Holloway University of London – Classical Studies and Drama, BA

Royal Holloway University of London – Drama and Philosophy, BA

Royal Holloway University of London – Drama with Film, BA

Royal Holloway University of London – Music and Theatre, BA

St Mary’s University – English and Drama, BA

University of Bristol – Theatre and English, BA

University of Bristol – Theatre and Film, BA

University of Bristol – Theatre and French, BA

University of Bristol – Theatre and German, BA

University of Bristol – Theatre and Italian, BA

University of Bristol – Theatre and Portuguese, BA

University of Bristol – Theatre and Spanish, BA

University of East Anglia – English Literature and Drama, BA

University of Essex – Drama and Literature, BA

University of Essex – Physical Theatre, BA

University of Essex – World Performance, BA

University of Exeter – English and Drama, BA

University of Exeter – Art History/Visual Culture and Drama, BA

University of Kent – Drama and English Literature, BA

University of Kent – Drama and Film, BA

University of Kent – Comparative Literature and Drama, BA (Hons)

University of Lincoln – Drama and English, BA

University of Reading – Film, Theatre & Television, BA

University of Warwick – German and Theatre Studies, BA

York St John University – Drama & Dance, BA


Ireland

Dundalk Institute of Technology – Theatre and Film Practice, BA


Netherlands

HKU University of the Arts – (Dutch) Interactive Performance Design, Bth


Scotland

Queen Margaret University – Theatre and Film, BA (Hons)


USA

Alabama

Samford University – Theatre for Youth, BFA

California

Pepperdine University – Theatre and Media Production, BA

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy – Dance Theatre, BFA

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy – Performing Arts: Dance, BFA

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy – Performing Arts: Dance & Content Development, BFA

UC Irvine – Theatre – Honors in Dramatic Lit, History and Theory, BA

University of Redlands – Theatre Business, BA

Connecticut

University of Connecticut – Theatre: Puppet Arts, BFA

Illinois

Columbia College – Comedy Writing and Performance, BA

Northern Illinois University – Dance Performance, BFA

Northeastern Illinois University – Communication, Media and Theatre, BA

Iowa

The University of Iowa – Theatre Arts: Dance & Theatre, BA

University of Northern Iowa – Theatre for Youth and Communities, BA

Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University – English: Theatre, BA

Northern Kentucky University – Theatre: Dance, BFA

University of Louisville – Theatre Arts: Black Performance Studies Minor, BA

Western Kentucky University – Theatre: Dance, BFA

Maryland

Frostburg State University – Theatre and Dance: Tracks in Acting, Design/Tech, Theatre, and Dance, BA

Massachusetts

Emerson College – Comedic Arts, BFA

Northeastern University – Cultural Anthropology and Theatre, BA

Wheaton College – Theatre and Dance, BA

Minnesota

Gustavus Adolphus College – Theatre and Dance, BA

Macalester College – Theatre and Dance, BA

St. Cloud State University – Theatre: History and Criticism Specialization, BA

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota – Theatre: Dance Minor, BA

Missouri

Missouri Western State University – Theatre and Cinema, BA

New Jersey

Rider University – Musical Theatre: Music Direction, BM

New York

SUNY Geneseo – Theatre/Dance, BA

York College – Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, BA

North Carolina

East Carolina University – Theatre Arts: Theatre for Youth Concentration, BFA

Ohio

Baldwin Wallace University – Theatre: Dance & Movement, BA

College of Wooster – Theatre and Dance, BA

Ohio Northern University – International Theatre Production, BFA

Pennsylvania

Dickinson College – Theatre and Dance, BA

Messiah College – Theatre: Business, BA

Seton Hill University – Theatre Business, BA

St Joseph’s University – Theatre and Film, BA

Wilkes University – Theatre: Dance, BA

South Carolina

Coastal Carolina University – Physical Theatre, BFA

College of Charleston – Theatre: Theatre for Youth, BA

Tennessee

East Tennessee University – Theatre: Physical Theatre Concentration, BA

University of Memphis – Theatre: Dance, BFA

University of Memphis – Theatre: Dance Science, BFA

Texas

Lamar Unviersity – Theatre and Dance: Acting, Dance, or Technical Theatre Emphasis, BA

Vermont

University of Vermont – Theatre: Speech Minor, BA

Virginia

Virginia Wesleyan University – Theatre and English, BA

Washington

Seattle Central College – Technical Theatre for Social Justice, AA

West Virginia

West Virginia University – Puppetry and Creative Dramatics, BFA

Wisconsin

Edgewood College – Theatre: Theatre for Youth Emphasis, BA

Wyoming

University of Wyoming – Theatre/English, BFA


Wales

Bangor University – English Literature with Theatre and Performance, BA

Bangor University – Film Studies with Theatre and Performance, BA

Charles Sturt University – Theatre Media, BA


Specialized Graduate Theatre Programs

Canada

Alberta

University of Alberta – Theatre Voice Pedagogy, MFA

British Columbia

University of Victoria – Theatre History, MA

Quebec

Concordia University – Drama Therapy, MA


England

Anglia Ruskin University – Dramatherapy, MA

Goldsmiths University of London – Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship: Theatre & Performance, MA

Goldsmiths University of London – Performance and Culture, MA

Goldsmiths University of London – World Theatres, MA

Rose Bruford College – International Theatre Practice and Performance, MA/MFA

Rose Bruford College – Theatre for Young Audiences, MA/MFA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Advanced Theatre Practice, MA/MFA

St Mary’s University – London Theatre, MA, PGDip, PDCert

University of Bristol – Theatre with Innovation, MA

University of Derby – Dramatherapy, MA

University of Leeds – Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, MA

University of Roehampton London – Dramatherapy, MA


Ireland

National University of Ireland, Galway – Irish Theatre History and Archives, MA


USA

Arizona

Arizona State University – Theatre for Youth, MA

California

California Institute of Integral Studies – Dramatherapy, MA

Colorado

University of Colorado Boulder – Theatre History and Criticism, MA

Connecticut

University of Connecticut – Theatre: Puppet Arts, MA, MFA, Online Certificate

Florida

University of Central Florida – Theatre for Young Audiences, MFA

University of Central Florida – Theatre: Themed Experience, MFA

Illinois

Northeastern Illinois University – Communication, Media and Theatre, MA

Kentucky

University of Louisville – African American Theatre, Graduate Certificate

Minnesota

Minnesota State University Mankato – Theatre and Dance, MFA

New York

Brooklyn College – Theatre History & Criticism, MA

North Carolina

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Animatronics, MFA

Texas

Texas Tech University – Theatre: Dance, MA (Distance Learning)

University of Texas at Austin – Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, MFA

Washington D.C.

The Catholic University of America – Theatre History and Criticism, MA


Specialized Doctoral/PhD Theatre Programs

Canada

University of Victoria – Theatre History, PhD


England

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Research Degrees, MPhil, PhD


Scotland

University of Edinburgh – European Theatre, PhD


USA

Arizona

Arizona State University – Theatre for Youth, PhD

Arizona State University – Theatre Performance America, PhD

Texas

Texas Tech University – Theatre: History/Theory/Criticism, PhD


Specialized Online Theatre Courses

Coursera – Theatre and Globalization – Optional Certificate

edx – Discovering French Classical Theatre, Part 1 – (French) Optional Certificate

edx – Discovering French Classical Theatre, Part 2 – (French) Optional Certificate

edx – Shakespeare on the Page and Performance: Tragic Love – Optional Certificate

edx – Shakespeare on the Page and Performance: Young Love – Optional Certificate

Future Learn – Much Ado About Nothing in Performance – Optional Certificate

Future Learn – Physical Theatre: Exploring the Slap – Optional Certificate

Future Learn – Physical Theatre: Meyerhold and Biomechanics – Optional Certificate

Future Learn – Shakespeare: Print and Performance – Optional Certificate

Future Learn – Shakespeare’s Hamlet: Text, Performance and Culture – Optional Certificate


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