The Theater program at Dartmouth College combines courses in theater practice with courses in the history, theory, and criticism of theater as a performing art. Because of the wide range of interests encompassed in the study of theater, students' programs for the major include a core of foundation courses in the history, literature and criticism of theater plus a combination of courses individually selected to provide training in several aspects of theater practice with special emphasis in one such area. Proposed programs must be supported by a written rationale that is submitted and approved by the Chair of the Department. Production credits are also required for majors and minors.
Students may concentrate their studies in theater practice in areas such as acting, directing, theatrical design, technical production, dance, playwriting, dramaturgy, theater history, theory, and criticism.
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