We believe that the best theater education combines experiential courses that emphasize learning-through-doing with theater studies courses in which students explore dramatic literature and performance within historical and cultural contexts.
View the video - Freshman Seminar: "Making Theater: Process to Performance."
We offer studio courses in which your artistic skills as an actor, director, designer, or playwright will be challenged and strengthened, including:
- Acting I, II, and III
- Advanced Scene Study: Styles
- Advanced Scene Study: Shakespeare
- Advance Scene Study: The Realists
- Design Aesthetics
- Directing I
- Playwriting Studio
Courses in theater history and dramatic literature (both inside and outside the department) will develop your analytical skills and provide you with opportunities to explore theatrical performance as a forum through which social concerns are debated and discussed, such as:
- Theater and Culture
- Seminar in Theater: Eugene O'Neill and His America
- Intersecting Performances: Dance-Theater (cross-listed with the dance department)
- Special Projects: Gender in Contemporary Performance (cross-listed with the department of Gender and Women's Studies)
If you are thinking of majoring in theater, we recommend that you take THE 104 (Acting I: Preparation), THE 120 (Technical Theater), THE 206 (Acting II: Script Analysis) and THE 141 (The Art of Theater) over the course of your first three semesters.
We encourage you to meet with a theater professor to discuss your interests and the major.
Department of Theater
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196