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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Theatre (B.A.)

The Department of the Arts offers both a bachelor’s degree and a minor in theatre. The curriculum balances solid fundamental study of the literature, history, and theory of theatre with practical theatre experience in performance, directing, design, and technical theatre. The program offers a liberal arts approach to theatre study, an approach that aims at enriching the students’ awareness of the role of theatre arts within society.


The department produces a season of fully-realized plays, sponsors student-directed plays, and hosts visiting productions in its three theatres, the Malak Gabr Theatre, Gerhart Theatre, and Black Box Theatre. The department offers students the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned guest artists who are brought to AUC to serve as directors, designers, and performers. Students who participate are eligible to receive course credit depending on the extent of their involvement.

Bachelor of Arts

Theatre majors follow a program of courses in dramatic literature, theory, and history; a program of studio courses (acting, directing, and design), and play an active role in the department’s productions.

A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in theatre.

Core Curriculum (40 credits)

Electives (11-25 credits):

The program will actively encourage its majors to work towards minors in fields such as anthropology, sociology, literature, music, art, political science, or business administration. Elective credits will be used for the minor.