Theatre; students performing on stage

Theatre

BACHELOR OF ARTS | MINOR

Immerse yourself in the art of theatre — its techniques, history and criticism —  with an emphasis on learning by doing
 

Our Bachelor of Arts in Theatre provides an education that focuses on all aspects of the field. From acting, to design, to management, your coursework will help you understand each part of a successful production. Theatre students also partner with other programs across the university, creating an expansive creative foundation to pair with in-depth studio training.

 

Our award-winning faculty, our home in one of the busiest theater cities in the country, and our strong interdisciplinary approach gives our students incredible opportunities to become experts in the art of theatre. With courses in theatre design, acting, directing, theory, dramaturgy, history and production, you’ll understand both the theory and practice required to create theatre. Our degree programs also make it easy for students to double major or double minor, producing well-rounded graduates ready to take on their goals.

 

 

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY 

The curriculum of our 39 credit major and 12 credit minor focuses on theatre design, acting, playwriting, directing and production work along with the study of aesthetic theory, theatre history and other conceptual and theoretical topics. It is designed to give students a firm grounding in all aspects of theatre, while providing opportunities to focus on a particular aspect of study (e.g. acting, design, directing), by the end of senior year. Study Abroad opportunities are encouraged, as is the opportunity to do a Senior Honors Thesis, which can have a performance, design, creative or scholarly focus.

 

Major Courses

Minor Courses

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WHAT WE CREATE


WHAT WE CREATE
 

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students performing on stage

 

 

ALUMNI PROFILES 
 

 

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington, BA, 1998

Washington is an American actress. She pursued performance studies with a double major in anthropology and sociology. Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal.

 

 

 

Portrait of Maggie Contreras

Maggie Contreras,  BA, 2006

Contreras has taken the film community by storm as the producer of Gilbert, a documentary following the life and experiences of legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried. The film premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was bought by Hulu. 

 

 

 

Portrait of Dariush Kashani

Dariush Kashani, BA, 1993

Kashani is an American film, stage and television actor. Kashani was born in Iran and moved to the United States at the age of 9. Dariush currently plays the lead role of Tewfiq in Broadway's The Band's Visit.

 

Portrait of Cody Lindquist

Cody Lindquist, BA, 2002

Lindquist is a comedian tickling political funny bones as the voice of Melania Trump in a Stephen Colbert animated series.


CONTACT

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814 20th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-8072 | Fax: 202-994-9403 
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Program Head
Jodi I Kanter
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Interim Program Administrator
Ann Norton
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Professor of Production Design
Special Assistant for Productions & Performances

Carl Gudenius
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Assistant Professor of Production Management & Technology
John Traub
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