Summer Theatre Institute

Per Boston University’s recent announcement, all in-person College of Fine Arts 2020 summer programs have been canceled, including  the Boston University Summer Theatre Institute (BUSTI). Deposits will be refunded for all canceled programs. Visit our FAQ page:

The Boston University Summer Theatre Institute is a five-week conservatory experience for highly motivated high school theatre artists. Designed to mirror the freshman BFA experience within the College of Fine Arts School of Theatre at Boston University, the Institute allows all participants the opportunity to test their interests and abilities in a professional training environment. Students earn 4.0 college credits for their coursework in acting, design, voice & speech, movement, improvisation, and other theatre techniques, as well as master classes, experimental theatre laboratories, and the creation of an original piece of theatre with members of their ensemble.

Throughout the five-week program, students engage with Boston University, the professional artistic community in Boston, and the city’s historic and cultural offerings. Students graduate from BUSTI having honed their technique, depth of intellectual and artistic questioning, playfulness in collaboration, and ability to tell a dynamic story through the theatrical medium.