Major Requirements

Our curriculum combines academic courses in dramatic literature and theater arts with participation in the productions of plays from the past and present. In addition to the major requirements below, we encourage you to consider independent study and research opportunities, global education, and graduation with distinction.  The major was revised in August, 2015.  Directly below you will find the current major that is now in effect, and below that, the previous iteration, which will remain an option for any student who matriculated before 2015.

Current Major

Required: 10 theater studies courses

  • THEATRST 115 The Theater Today
  • THEATRST 145S Acting
  • One 200-level or above dramatic writing class
  • One 200-level or above dramatic literature class (may be 239S Theater In London: Text)
  • One 200-level or above performance studies class
  • One 200-level or above theatrical design class
  • THEATRST 255S Directing
  • THEATRST 401S Senior Colloquium
  • Two additional 100-level or above courses in theater studies

For a complete of courses satisfying the Dramatic Writing, Dramatic Literature, Performance Studies and Theatrical Design requirements, please see:

Past Major (optional for pre-2015 matriculants)

Required: 10 theater studies courses