Theatre

Theatre and English, BA

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.

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Co-op Opportunities

Disney ABC Television Group

Actor's Shakespeare Project

American Repertory Theatre

Arts Boston

Boston Ballet

Boston Lyric Opera

Bridge Repertory Theater

The Broadway League

Center stage

Central Square Theatre

Citi Center for the Performing Arts

Classic Stage Company

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Company One

Dixon Place

Hanover Theatre

Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design

Huntington Theatre Company

Lincoln Center

Manhattan Theatre Club

Miami Theater Center

New Repertory Theatre

Paramount Theatre

Salem Theatre Company

Second Stage Theatre

Speakeasy Stage

StageSource

Stoneham Theatre

Theatre Communications Group

Theatre Offensive

Vineyard Theatre

Zeitgeist Stage

Career Opportunities

Actor

Director

Playwright

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Arts Administrator

Singer

Dramaturg

Stage Manager

Technical Director

Stagehand

Production Manager

Multidisciplinary Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Empathy
  • Writing
  • Script analysis
  • Voice and speech
  • Movement
  • Acting
  • Research
  • Technical theatre
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Stage management
  • Singing
  • Stage combat
  • Critical thinking
Learning Outcomes

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