Educational Theatre (BS)

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Program Description

The BS in Educational Theatre provides opportunities for students to explore a diverse and growing field that unites the artistry of theatre with the power to raise cultural awareness and create social change. Course offerings in performance, drama in education, dramatic literature, theatre history, and applied theatre are interspersed with core liberal arts classes. This flexible and interdisciplinary curricular approach allows students to take advantage of the extensive offerings at NYU by choosing to minor or double major and also participate in diverse global study-abroad options.

At the end of their sophomore year, students choose one of the following pathways: Applied Theatre, Theatre Performance and Production, or Drama in Education. All students complete a culminating field experience in a senior seminar where they share their expertise from their focused pathway. Graduates of the program complete theatre certification, engage in performance and theatre creation, investigate teaching artistry in communities or classrooms, or take on leadership roles within arts organizations.

Dual Degree

The BS program in Educational Theatre also offers three dual degree options:

Qualified undergraduate students majoring in educational theatre may take selected graduate courses in their junior and senior years which enables them to complete a master's degree in educational theatre in only one additional year of study. 


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