About the Department
Fall 2014 Backstage Opportunities
The Theatre Department is seeking students interested in backstage and production work for positions on the crew for our fall shows. We offer positions in stage management, props, painting, lighting, sound/video, and backstage and wardrobe crew; design assistantships working with faculty and/or freelance professional designers are also available.
All positions are taken for credit as a graded course and are supervised by a member of Barnard faculty or staff.
For more information please see the Production section of our website, or check the sign-up sheets and calendar posted outside Minor Latham Playhouse, 118 Milbank Hall.
Please contact Mike Banta, the Production Manager for the department, if you have any questions or would like to set up a meeting to discuss the options.
The Barnard College major in Theatre
The Columbia College major in Drama and Theatre Arts
The purpose of the university is inquiry: situated at the intersection of the arts and humanities, in a world theatrical capital, the Barnard and Columbia undergraduate theatre program engages the disciplines of drama, theatre, and performance studies as a distinctive mode of intellectual and artistic inquiry. Majors take foundational coursework in the literary, cultural, and embodied traditions of western and nonwestern performance as well as in the practices of acting, directing, design, and playwriting. All majors then specialize in a specific area and undertake advanced thesis work, leading either to a formal essay of original research, or to an artistic project (in acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, or solo performance) that combines the practices of research and artistic creation. While Barnard and Columbia students fulfill the overall graduation requirements of their respective institutions, major requirements for the Barnard Major in Theatre/Columbia Major in Drama and Theatre Arts are identical, and the majority of required coursework is offered through the Barnard College Department of Theatre. Barnard and Columbia students receive their degrees from their respective colleges of Columbia University.
Department of Theatre, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10032