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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production

Master of Fine Art in Lighting Design

Master of Fine Art in Costume Design

Master of Fine Art in Directing

Master of Fine Art in Playwriting

Master of Fine Art in Production

Master of Fine Art in Production Management

Master of Fine Art in Theatre Education


The School of Theatre in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University was established in 1954 as one of the country’s leading institutions for the study of acting, stage management, design, production, and all aspects of the theatrical profession. In recent years, the School of Theatre has evolved into an energetic place that values the notion of “the new conservatory.” We believe in the artistic possibilities of collaboration that involve faculty, students, alumni, and guest artists in potent explorations of the art form that encourage working together as the best means for achieving artistic growth. We believe that artists must be provided with a rigorous curriculum that allows mastery of the skills of their particular area of interest, be it in acting, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, design, production, or management. We believe that every member of our community is a part of the artistic home that we create together. In that home, we nurture an appreciation of challenge, a conviction for the value of everyone’s potential, and a belief in the need for intellectual growth as a core part of developing artistic growth. We believe that the School can serve the profession by interacting with it and providing a laboratory for the development of new work or new approaches to existing work. Like our colleagues in the sciences, our role as stewards within an excellent research institution is to be on the forefront of exploring new possibilities for the theatre.

Notable Alumni Include:

Faculty Info: Jorge Arroyo, Beth Barefoot, Allyson Beheler, Judy Braha, Verity Branco, Joel Brandwine, Todd Burgun, Yo-EL A. Cassell, Judith Chaffee, Elizabeth Coen, Mark Cohen, McCaela Donovan, Brian Dudley, Olivia Dumaine, Chris Edwards, Diane Fargo, Diane Fargo, Wendy Goldberg, Kirsten Greenidge, Christine Hamel, Kyna Hamill, Michael Hammond, Julie Hennrikus, Clay Hopper, Melodie Jeffery-Cassell, Adam Mohammed Kassim, Michael Kaye, Johnny Kontogiannis, Kristin Leahey, Nancy Leary, Charles Linshaw, Georgia Lyman, James McCartney, Seághan McKay, Susan Mickey, James Noone, Ronan Noone, Maurice Emmanuel Parent, Jim Petosa, Penney Pinette, Betsy Polatin, Emily Ranii, David Remedios, Jon Savage, Mark Stanley, Matthew Stern, Micki Taylor-Pinne, Cristina Todesco, Elaine Vaan Hogue, Mariann Verheyen, Denise Wallace-Spriggs, Renee E. Yancey

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