Idaho State University

23704 USD/year
8928 USD/year
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By taking the Theatre program, the student will be able to develop the ability to effectively communicate and work within a collaborative art.


The primary objectives related to the graduate Theatre program are to help students develop the following competencies:

  • A highly developed understanding of the history and literature of the art.
  • The ability to read, understand, and critique scholarly theatre-related essays and books.
  • The ability to contribute to general theatre scholarship.
  • The demonstrated ability to continue with graduate work toward a terminal degree, whether a master's degree or doctorate.
  • To develop pedagogical skills enabling the students to pass on their knowledge to others.
  • Knowledge of theatre as a social and aesthetic experience.
  • Knowledge of the history of the theatre and related dramatic literature.
  • Competence in basic acting and directing skills.
  • Competence in technical aspects of theatre.
  • Competence in study skills.
  • Competence in research skills.
  • Competence in thinking clearly, logically, and independently. 
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Theatre Backgrounds
    • Stage Costume History
    • Problems in Acting
    • Advanced Costume Construction
    • Advanced Light Design
    • Scenic Painting
    • Modern European Theatre
    • American Theatre
    • Basic Pattern Drafting for Stage Costuming
    • Period Pattern Drafting for Stage Costuming
    • Advanced Acting Styles
    • Beginning Stage Direction

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    English requirements

    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • A baccalaureate degree or higher from a college or university regionally accredited in the United States or its equivalent from a school in another country.
    • In instances where a standardized test is required, official GRE (Graduate Record Examination)/MAT (Miller Analogies Test)/GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) score reports are required.
    • Recommendation for admission by the department, division or college offering the desired degree program. Please see individual department sections of this catalog for additional requirements.
    • Approval for admission by the Dean of the Graduate School.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      23704 USD/year
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    • National

      8928 USD/year
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      Based on the original amount of 8928 USD per year and a duration of  .


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