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University of Missouri - Columbia

12 months
24849 USD/year
24849 USD/year
12213 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Theatre from University of Missouri - Columbia has sustained a national and international reputation as a major center for theatre and performance scholarship and dramatic art production.


Theatre from University of Missouri - Columbia offers students an appreciation of theatre as a fine art.

Graduates with Theatre from University of Missouri - Columbia will:

  • sharpen talents for those seeking careers in theatre 
  • gain skills in methods of stimulating 
  • be using their imagination and intensifying their communication skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting for Non-Majors

  • African-American Theatre History
  • Immersive Theatre
  • Stage Management
  • Stagecraft
  • Principles of Script Analysis
  • Script Analysis for Theatre Majors
  • Beginning Playwriting
  • Performance of Literature
  • Vocal Performance Technique
  • Costume Crafts
  • Theatrical Patternmaking
  • Advanced Costume Construction
  • Acting
  • Acting for Animation and Motion Capture
  • Voiceover
  • Computer Graphics in Theatre Design
  • Advanced Stage Makeup
  • Sound Design
  • Scene Design
  • Stage Movement for the Actor

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation. 
  • CV
  • Personal Statement (2-3 pp.). Please include in your personal statement your reasons for applying to MU Theatre’s graduate program; please address specifically why and how our program and our faculty will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
  • Writing Sample(s). Please submit 2 examples of scholarly writing; if you are also a creative writer please submit one example (play, performance text, screenplay, etc.)
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Have earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • GPA of 3.0 or better.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24849 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24849 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24849 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24849 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12213 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbia

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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