Programs of Study
The Theatre Department offers a major and a minor in theatre.
Theatre is an art form that explores many dimensions of the human experience. Theatre studied in a liberal arts context offers the student a way of exploring people, cultures, literature, design, the communication process, and many allied arts through the living experience of theatre. Students may enrich their liberal arts studies while learning about theatre in all its aspects-historical, cultural, and performance.
The theatre major includes courses in performance, theatre history and criticism, dramatic literature, design, and technical theatre production. It is designed to offer a balance between the varied artistic elements of theatre and an intellectual understanding of the diverse theoretical, historical, and cultural aspects of this art. Theatre students prepare for careers in theatre and other performance media, for further studies in theatre at the graduate level, or for the pursuit of careers in diverse fields outside of professional theatre. A course of study may be arranged for students who wish to major in theatre in combination with other fields, such as dance, communication, art, music, English, or arts administration. Students are encouraged to discuss their career goals with the faculty.
The department's productions offer further opportunities for students interested in theatre. All Goucher students, faculty, and staff are invited to become involved in the production season. Theatre majors are expected to participate in at least one of the four productions during both their junior and senior years. Opportunities are available in performance, management, directing, playwriting, design, and technical production. Internships in theatre are encouraged, as are independent, self-motivated student projects. Students may also take advantage of the fine college, community, and professional theatre productions available in the Baltimore-Washington area.