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 two online-learning courses and then visiting campus for a one-week 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. The certificate requirements conclude with a final capstone project. For more information, visit the program page.


Required Courses and Credits

ENGL 5000Introduction to Applied Shakespeare3
THTR 5067Teaching Shakespeare3
THTR 5143Shakespeare in Community3
THTR 7004Colorado Shakespeare Festival Summer Immersion3
Total Credit Hours12

Within one month of completing the two-week summer intensive, students must submit their final paper.