Department of
Theatre Arts

BA in Theatre Arts

The BA in Theatre Arts offers the opportunity for study in seven different concentrations within the major. 

The following concentrations require a secondary application of essay questions to be filled out in their Admissions Portal:

The following concentrations require an audition and/or interview for acceptance:

The BA in Theatre Arts major requires 42-credit hours in theatre courses to complete and is a flexible program that creates opportunities for choice within the Theatre Arts curriculum. Often BA in Theatre Arts students study in more than one concentration and many double major in the College’s liberal arts curriculum.

The BA in Theatre Arts major, with its seven concentrations, offers students an opportunity to study with New York theatre professionals, to work on main stage productions, establish professional contacts, and obtain internships with some of New York’s major theatres and professional organizations. Since Marymount Manhattan is an undergraduate college, students do not compete with graduate students for design, directing, stage management, acting, dramaturgy, and playwriting opportunities. Every semester, qualified students work on main stage productions, Directing Projects, and Playwright/Director/Actor Workshops.


THTR 110 Stagecraft*
THTR 215 Script Analysis
THTR 230-231 Theatre History I & II
THTR 305 Elements of Directing
THTR 311 Shakespeare
THTR 465 Advanced Studies in Drama & Theatre
*Students who are pursuing the Design & Technical Production
concentration should take one of the following instead of THTR 110 Stagecraft   
THTR 200 Technical Production
THTR 266 Costume Construction
THTR 252 Lighting Mechanics
THTR 253 Scenery and Prop Technology
One of the following:
THTR 243 Theatre in Education and Community
THTR 252 Lighting Mechanics
THTR 253 Scenery & Prop Technology
THTR 266 Costume Construction
THTR 290 History & Mission of Arts Institutions
THTR 296 Introduction to Playwriting
THTR 238 Stage Management I
THTR 345 Dramaturgy
THTR 355 New York City Arts Seminar
THTR 378 Producing Performance
THTR 385 Directing II
THTR 465 Advanced Studies in Drama & Theatre
Any 300 level Dramatic Literature course
Students also complete one of the six following concentrations for the remaining 18 credits of the major: Design & Technical Production, Directing, Producing & Management, Theatre Performance, Theatre Studies, or Writing for the stage.