The Theater minor is offered through Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. This
page outlines requirements for the minor.
Lang students who major in The Arts at Lang (BA The Arts) also have the option to pursue the Arts in Context concentration, in
which they can study theater along with a liberal arts discipline.
Part of the interdisciplinary arts curriculum at Lang, 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. Read more about the Theater program at Lang.
The minor in Theater requires completion of 5 courses, distributed as follows, and a minimum of 18 credits.
- 1 foundational course in theater practice (4 credits)
- 1 dramatic literature course (4 credits)
- 1 theater history course (4 credits)
- 2 additional courses from the Theater area of study, including all LTHR courses (only 1 non-liberal arts or studio can be counted) (6-8 credits)
Total credits: 18-20
Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor. See the university course catalog for fall 2023 Theater courses that fulfill these requirements.
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 they are studying for their
meet with your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your
overall degree requirements. If you have additional questions about
requirements for the Theater minor that cannot be answered by your
Student Success advisor, please consult Theater Chair and Departmental Faculty Advisor Zishan Ugurlu at [email protected] or 212.229.5100 x2069.
Prospective students with questions about the Theater program should email [email protected].
How to Declare or Change a Minor
General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare
or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then
clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.
Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor. Students pursuing the Theater minor are encouraged to download the Theater Minor Requirements worksheet to track their progress.