The Barnard and Columbia undergrad theater program connects with the orders of show, theater, and execution thinks about as an unmistakable method of scholarly and creative request. Majors take foundational coursework in the artistic, social, and exemplified customs of western and nonwestern execution and in addition in the acts of acting, coordinating, outline, and playwriting. All majors then represent considerable authority in a particular zone and embrace propelled postulation work, driving either to a formal article of unique examination, or to a masterful venture (in acting, outline, coordinating, dramaturgy, playwriting, or solo execution) that consolidates the acts of exploration and aesthetic creation.
While Barnard and Columbia understudies satisfy the general graduation prerequisites of their particular organizations, real necessities for the Barnard Major in Theater/Columbia Major in Drama and Theater Arts are indistinguishable, and the dominant part of required coursework is offered through the Barnard College Department of Theater. Barnard and Columbia understudies get their degrees from their separate schools of Columbia University.
The Department's season of creations in the Minor Latham Playhouse and the Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theater is a pot of examination: the spot where proficient chiefs and planners team up with students, utilizing an extensive variety of exemplary and contemporary plays and execution practices to shape experiences exceptional to dramatic request today. Whether it's Shakespeare or Soyinka or Caryl Churchill, or the coordinating, solo execution, and playwriting theories in the Senior Thesis Festival, Department of Theater preparations are both a learning process and a scene of experience, where discernments are molded for the consideration and inventive reaction of a bigger open.
Understudies intrigued by majoring in Theater ought to consider taking three or four of the required classes in their initial two years of study: Theater History I, Theater History II and/or a course satisfying the "world theater" prerequisite, and no less than one class in acting, outline, coordinating, or playwriting (ideally in the zone you may pick as ranges of specialization). Understudies pondering an exploration center should seriously mull over an extra sensational writing class right off the bat in their studies; understudies contemplating an acting or plan center, for instance, should think about extra classes in those regions in the second or third year of study.
Understudies pronounce the major in the spring semester of the sophomore year. The significant prerequisites are spelled out underneath, and the procedure for picking a postulation territory also: all Theater/Drama and Theater Arts majors finish a theory as a capstone to their work in the degree. For more data about the major, please contact any full-time employee (see Faculty pages).
Barnard understudies must make an arrangement or stop by the workplace of the Department Chair to have the real presentation structure marked, and will have a noteworthy counsel from the Department workforce; Columbia understudies are urged to meet with individuals from the staff to talk about the degree. All majors ought to acquaint themselves with the Theater Administrator in 507 Milbank Hall; he will add names to the departmental listserv, and assist understudies to stay aware of dating in critical data about concentrating on in the Department.
Understudy Learning Objectives
Endless supply of the major, effective understudies will have the capacity to accomplish the accompanying destinations:
- Evaluate fundamentally the creative desire of contemporary showy execution, and of scholarly, basic and hypothetical issues included in the translation of sensational writing and dramatic execution;
- Make with capability in no less than one territory of imaginative work in the field: basic/research composing, acting, coordinating, plan, playwriting, and dramaturgy.