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    Prospective students with questions about the Theater program should email langarts@newschool.edu.

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    Zishan Ugurlu
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  • This page outlines requirements for the major in Theater (BA, Theater). Students can also study this subject as a minor. Students majoring in The Arts who are interested in studying theater should choose the Arts in Context concentration (BA, The Arts) and combine a structured set of dramatic arts courses with a liberal arts subject. For example, a student could combine theater studies with theater criticism and journalism courses offered through Literary Studies or Writing. Other areas of study, such as Psychology, Urban Studies, and Culture and Media, also offer Arts in Context options for students interested in theater.

    Requirements for the BA in Theater

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the departmental faculty advisor and Student Success advisor. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Arts/Theater Requirements Worksheets below.

    Introductory courses:

    • Choose one:
        ULEC 2320 Aesthetics
        or an approved aesthetics course
    • Two foundational courses in theater practice
    • One theater history course
    • One production course

    Other required courses:*

    • One theater theory course
    • One dramatic literature course
    • Two LTHR electives or approved theater courses cross-listed with other programs or colleges
    • Three Lang InterArts (LINA) courses (one 4-credit or two 2-credit courses, totaling 12 credits)

    Senior capstone:

    • Choose one:
        Senior Seminar
        or Individual Independent Project
        or Collaborative Independent Project

    Total credits: 48-52

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