Courses in the Program fall into three distinct categories (Dramatic Literature, Cinema, and Practical Theatre). Students may take any number of courses in the Dramatic Literature category. For the Cinema and Practical Theatre categories, students have restrictions for how many courses may count toward the major or minor. In the detailed course description pages, courses are listed in their respective category. For a definition of each category, please see below.
Dramatic Literature Courses
Courses fall into this category if they focus on the study of drama in a literary context. This usually involves the thematic study of drama, a detailed study of a playwright or genre, or the study of drama in its historical context.
These courses focus on the study of cinema in either scholarly or practical approaches. Typical courses include the study of cinematic genres, themes or histories. Courses in filmmaking or film production also fall into this category.
Practical Theatre Courses
Practical Theatre courses focus on the production and creation side of drama and theatre. These courses focus on topics such as acting, playwriting, and stage production.