The curriculum in Theatre and Drama at Indiana University is based on the belief that theatrical production and classroom study are of equal and complementary value. Courses in acting, musical theatre, directing, dramatic literature, theatre history, design, playwriting, and theatre technology are all vital and interrelated aspects of the Theatre and Drama program, and give students the skills to analyze, produce and perform theatre. Dramatic literature and theatre history courses provide perspective and theory which deepen a studentís understanding of drama. Production and performance courses offer students the hands on experience of making theatre. These two basic aspects of the program (theory and practice) work in tandem to educate students who will be the next generation of creative theatre artists in American Theatre.
Theatre and Drama is a department within the College of Arts and Sciences. The college not only offers more than fifty majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, but it also provides the basis for an excellent liberal arts education through its general education offerings.
Fundamental Skills Requirements:
Cultural Studies Requirements:
Topics Course Requirement:
Major Concentration (25-42 credit hours)
Electives (7-61 credit hours)
Total Credit Hours: 122 minimum
Students must complete 33 credit hours:
Students seeking certification as teachers may combine their professional training in Theatre and Drama with teacher education. The departmental advisor has detailed information clarifying this program. Students should also see the School of Education Undergraduate Bulletin for required courses in the teacher education program.