Students in the combined major in English and theatre integrate knowledge of the art of theatre, including performance, design, and production, with literary studies, digital humanities, and creative writing.
The Department of English and the Department of Theatre offer an interdisciplinary combined major in English and theatre. Students in the combined major in English and theatre integrate knowledge of the art of theatre, including performance, design, and production, with literary studies, digital humanities, and creative writing. The combined major offers both classroom and experiential learning in the practices of making theatre, playwriting, and dramaturgy with the study of the diverse historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts of English and American literatures. Students develop the capacity for interpreting a variety of texts through performance and writing to engage diverse audiences.
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