The Undergraduate Theatre Department for Barnard College and Columbia University
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 10027
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Fall 2016 Overview
The Relevance of Václav Havel's Legacy in Today's World, 7 PM at Bohemian National Hall (E 73rd St)
Thu 10/13 to Sat 10/15
Some Hero, a devised work based on the writings of Václav Havel, directed by Shannon Sindelar (tickets on sale soon)
London Dramatic Academy workshop, Milbank 229, 4 PM
Fall 2016 Theatre Open House & Program Planning Meeting, Milbank 323.
Thu 12/8 to Sat 12/10
Promenade, a musical with book and lyrics by Maria Irene Fornes, music by Al Carmines, directed by Alice Reagan (tickets on sale soon)
Previously this semester
Tue 9/6 & Wed 9/7
Fall 2016 Auditions for the department's acting classes and stage productions