DENVER (AP) – The nation’s only congressionally created Master of Fine Arts program will close its doors next year because of a lack of funds.
Officials at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts tell The Denver Post they will phase out the National Theatre Conservatory next year. The closure was announced last March, and currently enrolled students will still be able to receive their three-year degrees.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: No Appointments Needed At 3 Mass Vaccination Sites In Colorado
The Post reports the University of Denver studied the possibility of incorporating the program into its existing theater department. University Chancellor Robert Coombe announced Tuesday that the school won’t partner with the performing arts center and take over the conservatory program.READ MORE: Colorado Leaders Applaud Chauvin Verdict, Call For Reform & End To Systemic Racism
The program pays the tuition of all its students, and officials say cutting it will save up to $1.2 million a year.MORE NEWS: 'The Correct Verdict': Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Reacts To Guilty Verdict For Derek Chauvin In George Floyd's Murder
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