Contemporary Theater

Today’s theater landscape demands cutting-edge artistry and a collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit. Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s contemporary theater program provides rigorous ensemble-based training and a safe, experimental space that will prepare you to be a bold innovator for the 21st-century stage.

Degree Offered


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Theater

Four-Year Program
Program Description

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Our students' original devised work, "Displaced: A Response to Qurban," won three national awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in 2018: the Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award; the Outstanding Sound Design and Composition award; and the Distinguished Production of a Devised or Company Generated Work award.

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Boston Conservatory at Berklee is the only conservatory that offers a cutting-edge B.F.A. in contemporary theater.

Student Spotlight

Shreya Navile

Q&A with Shreya Navile

Shreya Navile (B.F.A. '19, contemporary theater) discusses her learning experiences and why she loves the Conservatory.

Shreya Navile Contemporary Theater

Faculty Spotlight

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Q&A with Alli Ross

Contemporary Theater faculty member Alli Ross teaches Ensemble Performance Lab and Theater Community Engagement in the Conservatory's B.F.A. in contemporary theater program.

Alli Ross Faculty, Contemporary Theater