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Theatre and Interaction Design, BA

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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

1. Apply iterative design processes to create, revise, evaluate, and develop effective prototypes and innovative solutions.
2. Engage human-centered design research methods and systems thinking to identify and understand values, goals, motivations of intended audiences as a mode of inquiry, question framing and guide to action.
3. Develop a high level of craft and technical skills in a relevant range of media and tools and effectively weigh applicability for intended audiences and outcomes.
4. Develop and realize intent, concept and content with awareness of context and consequence.
5. Implement visual patterns incorporating text, image, diagram including temporal and spatial representations to recognize, categorize, and articulate significant form and meaning
6. Employ and embody ethical practices, team and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and effective communication and presentation skills.
7. Apply relevant communication theories and principles and appreciate the pervasive and long-term impact of design decisions on people and societies.

Interaction Design concentration learning outcomes

1. Develop personas, scenarios, wireframes, information architecture, navigation patterns and extensibility plans to create affordances and interfaces that invite interaction and allow end-users to achieve goals.
2. Apply evaluative usability and efficacy testing methods to determine interface usefulness, desirability and/or feasibility.
3. Demonstrate basic fluency in programming, code development patterns and analytical thinking associated with input and retrieval of data and support of dynamic interfaces.

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Interests of Theatre and Interaction Design, BA Students

  • acting
  • activism
  • actor
  • advocacy
  • blogging
  • casting
  • collaboration
  • communication
  • creativity
  • digital
  • documentary
  • entertainment
  • filmmaking
  • Interaction Design
  • interdisciplinary
  • media
  • movies
  • new plays
  • performance
  • plays
  • playwrighting
  • political
  • production
  • public relations
  • social
  • social change
  • speech
  • stage
  • storytelling
  • theatre
  • voice

Co-op Opportunities

  • Disney ABC Television Group
    Burbank, CA
  • Actor's Shakespeare Project
    Somerville, MA
  • American Repertory Theatre
    Cambridge, MA
  • Boston Children’s Theatre
    Boston, MA
  • Boston Ballet
    Boston, MA
  • Boston Lyric Opera
    Boston, MA
  • CBS Television
    52nd Street New York, NY
  • Central Square Theatre
    Cambridge, MA
  • Citi Center for the Performing Arts
    Boston, MA
  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
    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
  • Second Stage Theatre
    New York, NY
  • Stoneham Theatre
    Stoneham, MA
  • Vineyard Theatre
    New York, NY
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • Collaboration
    • empathy
    • writing
    • script analysis
    • voice and speech
    • movement
    • acting
    • research
    • critical thinking
    • communication skills
    • storytelling
    • digital storytelling
    • production
    • public advocacy
    • strategic communication
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • account executive
    • brand manager
    • creative director
    • development officer
    • health educator
    • human resources professional
    • lawyer
    • media planner
    • meeting/event planner
    • personnel recruiter
    • public information officer
    • public relations specialist
    • sales representative
    • social media manager
    • speech writer
    • writer

Department Chair:

Antonio Ocampo-Guzman

Associate Professor, Chair of Department of Theatre


Zohreh Firouzabadian

Academic Manager

Nhora Delgado

Administrative Assistant

Marti McIntosh

Operations Manager

Academic Advisors:

Valerie Falasca, M.Ed

Academic Advisor

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

Helena Prezio

Assistant Director of Advising

Jaclyn Ruybalid Krueger

Academic Advisor

Co-op Advisors:

Bill Jackson

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

Jacqui Sweeney

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

Emily Hornsby

Assistant Co-op Coordinator

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

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