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 international 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.
The Theatre Program’s productions are an integral component of its curriculum and an essential part of the learning and training process. Auditions are open to all registered AUC students. Casting in a play is dependent upon the ability of the student to comply with the rigorous requirements of a given rehearsal schedule.
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 and active role in the department’s productions.
A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in theatre.
*The Theatre program will not authorize substitution in the case of courses the student has failed.