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Whether you want to strut the stage or make technical magic happen, this degree could just be your perfect role.

Theatre has had a profound impact on human culture for thousands of years, bringing our imaginations to life with sights and sounds. This unique way of telling stories hasn't faltered in popularity and has been adopted by all cultures around the world. If you want to make your mark on the stage or behind the curtains, there's no better place to study Theatre in Colorado than MSU Denver. 

Being on stage and designing sets requires artistic talent and discipline, among other things, but everything that needs to be learned about theatre production is taught at MSU Denver. Performers examine the human condition to bring authenticity to the detailed scenes built by set designers. The time spent onstage and in class allows you to perfect your craft before graduation. 

MSU Denver's Department of Theatre has been transforming Colorado's performing-arts scene for decades. Our faculty has won several awards for teaching excellence, and our alumni are working in performance venues throughout the country. We host four major productions a year, including two musicals in affiliation with the Department of Music. As a Theatre student, you'll receive the kind of mentoring you need to succeed as an actor, theatre technician or designer. 

Theatre is "Equipment for Living," and that's the philosophy the Department of Theatre stands by. Studying theatre will give you confidence and a skill set to perform well in any career or graduate program you pursue. 

Dr. Jordan “Our theatre director Dr. “Cookie” Hetzel has developed a combination of strong expectations and advocacy that has positively impacted theatre programs throughout the region. She has used this art form to demonstrate the power of theatre to affect real social change.”

Stephen M. Jordan

Former MSU Denver President

Career Prospects

Here’s where a B.F.A. in Theatre might take you:
Film, screen and stage acting, lighting design, sound engineering, arts administration, stage management, arts administration, costume design, education.

Laura Love_Theatre She teaches technical theatre courses has designed scenery and costumes for more than 90 productions throughout Colorado and Utah. She is an active member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology and is the costume and scenery advisor for B.F.A. Tech majors and Theatre minors.

Laura Love

Professor of Theatre

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