• Theater (Minor)

  • Overview

    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 the following five 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) (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 Spring 2020 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 major. Please 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 ugurluz@newschool.edu or 212.229.5100 x2069.

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

    Requirements Worksheet

    Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the departmental faculty advisor. Students pursuing the Theater minor are encouraged to download the Theater Program Requirements worksheet to track their progress. 

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