• IMG - Lang Theater

    Students can study theater as a major (BA, Theater), as a minor, or as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). Students can also study this subject as part of the Arts in Context concentration (BA, The Arts).

    This rigorous liberal arts degree program provides you with a grounding in theater within an interdisciplinary arts program. You'll explore theater practice and scholarship through innovative approaches, including media and global perspectives, with an emphasis on civic engagement and social justice. The curriculum combines performance and production opportunities with seminars in theater history, theory, and dramatic literature. As a student at Lang, you can study acting, directing, and playwriting from the classics to contemporary and experimental innovations in theater.

    The University and New York City

    While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is part of The New School, a major progressive university in New York City. Drama students at Lang enjoy benefits including

    • Working associations with the city’s theater world, including a long-standing partnership with La MaMa Experimental Theater
    • The Artwork series, hosting innovative artists, directors, and producers for lectures and presentations
    • The opportunity to work directly with guest directors from the professional theater on student productions
    • The university’s professional dramatic arts college, the School of Drama, which has its own extensive program of performances, lectures, seminars, and conferences
    • Partnerships with community organizations such as the I Have A Dream Foundation that enable students to explore theater as civic engagement and a medium for social justice advocacy
    • A wealth of opportunities to experience theater in New York City, ranging from Broadway and Off-Broadway playhouses to experimental venues
    • Internships with local theater companies and arts institutions that offer professional development and practical experience in many fields of creative work

    Career Paths

    Education at Eugene Lang College is designed to develop well-rounded and engaged citizens who are thoughtful, articulate, and creative. Theater majors go on to pursue advanced studies in acting, directing, playwriting, theater arts, media studies, history, and social sciences and careers as writers and journalists, managers and producers, publicists, and educators.