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Theater Studies


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About Theater Studies

Want to explore the ways that theater has changed the world? And how it expresses and reflects human culture, relationships and behavior?

The Theater Studies concentration focuses on the theory, history, and practice of theater as a part of the larger context of art and culture. Coursework will not only focus on theater, but also study other arts including visual arts and film, to better understand the various elements and forms of representation that influence and affect the creation and reception of the interdisciplinary art of theater.

CLASSES YOU COULD TAKE: Basic Playwriting, Basic Directing, American Drama, Survey of Greek Drama, Development of Modern Theater, World Cinema Movements

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Career Opportunities

Students concentrating in Theater Studies will develop skills and knowledge that can be taken on to graduate school and/or in pursuit of careers in education, dramaturgy and literary management, arts organizations, marketing/publicity/advertising, and many others.

Hands-On Learning

Classes and productions take place in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts. This facility offers a 338-seat proscenium theater, a flexible experimental performance space, a dance studio/rehearsal hall, and fully equipped costume and scenery shops.

You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to get your feet wet in various parts projects, such as the four Theater Program major productions each year directed by faculty and professional guest directors. The main season is supplemented by a variety of student directed projects and guest artist workshops.