Marymount Manhattan

Department of Theatre Arts

Theatre Studies

The Theatre Studies concentration affords students the opportunity to explore all aspects of dramatic literature, history, and criticism, while taking advantage of the unique opportunities New York City provides for encountering a wide range of traditional and emerging performance styles.

The program develops the student’s dramaturgical abilities through writing and direct involvement with the process of creating theatre.

Theatre Studies is a composite field leading into any humanistic study, but is particularly beneficial to students interested in careers in literary management, theatre and film criticism, dramaturgy, education, journalism, historical research, and directing.


Requirements for a Theatre Studies Concentration

THTR 320 Dramatic Forms & Genres  
THTR 380 Dramatic Theory & Criticism  
THTR 355 New York City Arts Seminar  
THTR 499 Dramaturgy Internship  
Two of the following:  
THTR 316 British Drama and Theatre  
THTR 319 Drama & Theatre in the United States  
THTR 345 Introduction to Dramaturgy  
THTR 381 Classical Drama & Theatre  
THTR 475 The Avant-Garde in Art, Film & Performance  
A 300 or 400 level non-Western film, literature or
art history course