• Overview

    Part of the interdisciplinary arts curriculum at Eugene Lang College, the Theater program provides students with a grounding in theater practice through traditional approaches as well as new media, a range of global perspectives, and an emphasis on civic engagement. This liberal arts curriculum combines performance opportunities along with seminars in theater history and theory. The Lang Theater program carries forward The New School’s tradition of progressive education through its emphasis on experimental and socially oriented practice.


    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Note: Students majoring in The Arts (BA, The Arts) can enroll in any minor of their choice, including an Arts minor in a discipline different from the one already being studied in their major. 

    This page outlines requirements for the Theater minor at Lang. Students can also study this subject as a major (BA, Theater) or as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). Students who major in The Arts (BA, The Arts) can choose the Arts in Context concentration, in which they can study theater along with a liberal arts discipline. 


    Requirements for the Theater Minor

    The minor in Theater requires completion of the following five (5) courses:

    • One foundational course in theater practice (4 credits)
    • One dramatic literature course (4 credits)
    • One theater history course (4 credits)
    • Two additional courses from the Theater area of study, including all LTHR courses and specified LINA courses (only one non-liberal arts or studio can be counted here) (6-8 credits)

    Total credits: 18-20

    Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area of study requirements.