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Cultural Anthropology and Theatre, BA

This major is designed for students who want to combine a knowledge of the art of theatre, including performance, design, and production, with sociocultural theories and conceptual frameworks for understanding human behavior.

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This major is designed for students who want to combine a knowledge of the art of theatre, including performance, design, and production, with sociocultural theories and conceptual frameworks for understanding human behavior. It offers both classroom and experiential learning in the practice of making theatre and performance theories with cross-cultural approaches. Successful students develop an understanding of theatre’s impact on past and present cultures, as well as a deeper awareness of the world in which they live.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students who graduate from Northeastern University with a degree in theatre will be able to:

1. Apply a broad and deep knowledge of theatre as an art form to their work, including:
• Foundational skills in performance, design, and production
• Comprehensive understanding of theatre history, theory, and literature
• Oral, visual, written expression of ideas with clarity and originality
2. Make theatre with integrity
• Create or interpret a play
• Collaborate generously
• Apply a personalized technique to the process of making imaginative, innovative theatre
3. Make informed choices as theatrical entrepreneurs through professional readiness
4. Reflect on the cultural, social, and ethical impact and contributions that theatre has made to societies and communities

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Interests of Cultural Anthropology and Theatre, BA Students

  • anthropology
  • arts
  • class
  • cross-cultural
  • culture
  • ethnicity
  • gender
  • humanity
  • interdisciplinary
  • international
  • interpersonal
  • race
  • social
  • storytelling
  • theatre

Co-op Opportunities

  • Actor's Shakespeare Project
    Somerville, MA
  • Boston Children’s Theatre
    Boston, MA
  • Boston Ballet
    Boston, MA
  • Boston Lyric Opera
    Boston, MA
  • Bridge Repertory Theater
    Cambridge, MA
  • The Broadway League
    5th Floor New York, NY
  • Center stage
    Groveland, MA
  • Central Square Theatre
    Cambridge, MA
  • Citi Center for the Performing Arts
    Boston, MA
  • Classic Stage Company
    New York, NY
  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
    Boston, MA
  • Company One
    Boston, MA
  • Costume Works
    Somerville, MA
  • Dixon Place
    Somerville, MA
  • Hanover Theatre
    Worcester, MA
  • Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
    Boston, MA
  • Huntington Theatre Company
    Boston, MA
  • Lincoln Center
    New York, NY
  • Manhattan Theatre Club
    New York, US
  • Miami Theater Center
    Miami Shores, FL
  • New Repertory Theatre
    Watertown, MA
  • Paramount Theatre
    Boston, MA
  • Salem Theatre Company
    Salem, MA
  • Second Stage Theatre
    New York, NY
  • Speakeasy Stage
    Boston, MA
  • StageSource
    Boston, MA
  • Stoneham Theatre
    Stoneham, MA
  • Theatre Communications Group
    New York, NY
  • Theatre Offensive
    Boston, MA
  • Vineyard Theatre
    New York, NY
  • Zeitgeist Stage
    Boston, MA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • Collaboration
    • Empathy
    • Writing
    • Script analysis
    • Voice and speech
    • Movement
    • Acting
    • Research
    • Communication skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Technical theatre
    • Design
    • Directing
    • Ethnography
    • Social engagement
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • Teacher
    • Activist
    • Researcher
    • Anthropologist
    • Sociologist
    • Actor

Cultural Anthropology and Theatre, BA Requirements

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Intermediate or Advanced Technique

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Scott Edmiston

Department Chair, Professor of the Practice

s.edmiston@northeastern.edu
617-373-7626

Administrators:

Darren Evans

Theatre Operations Specialist

d.evans@northeastern.edu
617-373-2245

Academic Advisors:

Maegan Bishoff

Academic Advisor

m.bishoff@northeastern.edu
617-373-8382

Co-op Advisors:

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

k.murphy@northeastern.edu
617-373-3412

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