By participating in this unique, cross-disciplinary graduate certificate program that combines courses from the Department of Theatre & Dance and the Department of English, students get to know the Bard and his plays as never before.
Students experience a vital mix of performance and scholarship by taking an online (or on campus) graduate-level Shakespeare survey course and then visiting campus for a summer intensive during the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) to learn from the nationally recognized CSF company members and CU faculty in small experiential groups.
The summer intensive includes acting, directing, stage combat, Elizabethan culture, rehearsal visits, play attendance, classes on how to teach Shakespeare and more. Self-directed reading and a final paper are the conclusion of the certificate requirements.
Students can extend their Shakespeare experience by applying the earned certificate core requirements to the upcoming master's degree in applied Shakespeare.
Distance Education Option
Students can take individual courses toward a master's degree or graduate certificate through distance education (online). For more information, connect with the individual graduate program directly.
Required Courses and Credits
|ENGL 5000||Introduction to Applied Shakespeare||3|
|THTR 7004||Colorado Shakespeare Festival Summer Immersion||6|
|Total Credit Hours||9|
Within one month of completing the two-week summer intensive, students must submit their final paper.