About the Department
The Department of Theatre studies stage production, the history and theory of theatre and drama, and the relationship among text, theory and performance. Theatre courses include acting, playwriting, directing, history, theory, design, production, creative drama and interdisciplinary performance. The curriculum was developed with an emphasis on professional standards within a liberal arts context.
The theatre major requires courses in practical hands-on work, as well as study of theoretical, critical, and historical approaches to theatre. Interdisciplinary courses include acting, lighting and design for theatre, film and television, adaptation for theatre and film, and comparative aesthetics. Students pursuing a major in theatre must work on theatre productions as part of their requirements for graduation. Advanced undergraduate playwrights may have their work produced by Hunter Playwrights.
Many students who graduate from the theatre program work as actors, directors, stage managers, and designers. Some of our students continue their creative study in conservatory or MFA programs. Others continue their education in history and theory as MA or PhD students.
The department maintains associations with major theatre institutions. Students have opportunities for placement as interns and apprentices with various professional groups.
Programs and Courses
Programs and Courses in Theatre
Administration and Faculty
Web site: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/theatre
HEGIS Code: 1007