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Theatre Studies

A Japanese Noh mask changes expression with the tilt of a head.

Tisch Drama’s Theatre Studies curriculum focuses on the theoretical and historical aspects of the conservatory work students are engaged in at their studios. Courses are taught by a faculty of internationally-recognized scholars.

The Theatre Studies curriculum gives students an essential knowledge of their chosen field in order to inform their creative, academic, and professional choices. Course topics include theatre history, dramatic literature, dramatic theory and criticism, and world drama. We also offer an Honors Program and a minor in Applied Theatre, enabling students to take Drama beyond the performance context and apply it to areas like education, therapy, community- and social welfare-based initiatives, political activism, and more.

Theatre Studies courses have included Intro to Theatre Production; Self-Start Producing Practicum; Contemporary European Drama; Theatres of the Black Atlantic: Arab Theatre and Film: Studies in Shakespeare: History of Directing: Baroque Performance; and Theatre and Therapy Practicum.