Undergraduate Overview

The Theater Department's mission is to provide students with a distinguished, challenging and integrated course of study in the history, literature, theory and practice of theater, both in the classroom and in production.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Theater is founded on three principles:

  1. Theater is a multidisciplinary form in which all of the arts and humanities intersect.
  2. The study of theater cultivates life skills in collaborative, creative, and critical thinking.
  3. The theory and practice of theater are inseparable and mutually beneficial.

Our course of study prepares the serious theater student for graduate study and/or a professional career. Our goal is to instill in students a deep and lifelong appreciation for the theater, as theater professionals and audience members. Our outstanding faculty has a depth of experience spanning both the academic and professional theatrical worlds, providing our students with close mentorship and individual attention. 

What comes next?

Thinking of majoring or minoring in theater, or have you already declared? Browse our course offerings and the special features of our curriculum, such as our Foreign Study Program in London, our Summer Theatre Lab, the Honors Program, and our Senior Seminar.  Students can also find resources for pursuing internships and graduate study outside of the college.

As always, contact us if you desire further information regarding our curriculum.