The Undergraduate Program
On the undergraduate level, the Department offers a B.A. in Theater. Students pursue a multi-faceted course of study divided into 1) dramaturgy 2) performance (acting and directing), and 3) design and production. Students take courses in all these areas within a flexible program that allows them to take additional classes in areas of individual interest. Currently, the Department counts about 200 majors. No audition is required for the major.
The Graduate Program
On the graduate level, the Department offers the M.F.A. in Directing, Dramaturgy, Costume Design, Lighting Design, or Scenic Design. The program values personal mentorship, with the production season serving as a teaching laboratory. Students are able to tailor their programs of study to individual interests as a complement to the rigorous core curriculum that teaches them the skills to collaborate successfully. Most graduate students receive full tuition-waivers and assistantships during their three years.
We admit students into our MFA programs 2 out of every 3 years. Currently, we are in our off year. Our next admission deadline is January 15, 2014, for the class to enter Fall of 2014.
Department Gallery and Archives
Theater students learn in the classroom and in the theater. The Department has two major performance venues: The Rand (a 560-seat proscenium space) and The Curtain (which seats about 90). These theaters, along with our classrooms and studios, bustle throughout the year. We produce 4-6 fully mounted “main stage” shows annually, plus a number of special presentations and co-productions. Additionally, we host dozens of more informal lab offerings as part of our Cabaret 204 series, along with many other classroom- or student-generated projects.
Meet the Faculty and Staff
Students on both levels work with faculty and staff who are active in their field, producing work nationally and internationally and offering students the benefit of their experience and industry contacts.