As a Theater student at Lang, you explore theater practice and scholarship through innovative approaches, including interdisciplinary 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. The program carries forward The New School's tradition of progressive education through intellectual and artistic inquiry while posing questions about today's critical
issues that demand immediate attention.
Theater students at Lang can also benefit from connections to The New School's professional dramatic arts college, the School of Drama, which offers an extensive program of performances, lectures, seminars, and conferences.
Connecting to 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. Theater students at Lang enjoy benefits including
- A wealth of opportunities to experience theater in New York City, ranging from Broadway and Off-Broadway playhouses to experimental venues
- Working associations with the city's theater world, including a long-standing partnership with La MaMa Experimental Theater
- Opportunities to work directly with innovative artists, guest directors, producers, and scholars in the city
- Civic Liberal Arts courses that bring community partners into Lang classrooms
Theater majors go on to pursue advanced studies in acting, directing, playwriting, theater arts, media studies, history, and social sciences and careers as playwrights, actors, directors, producers and educators.
If you are planning to pursue graduate studies, consider applying to the Bachelor's-Master's program, which enables you to earn graduate credits that will apply to both your Lang degree and a master's degree at The New School.