In addition to the general major in theater arts, the department offers three areas of specialization — acting/directing, design/technical theater, and theater histories/theory — facilitating the choice of path best suited to student interests and career goals. The department encourages interdisciplinary work, linking the study of and work in performance to other fields, ranging from English through psychology and education, to dance, anthropology, film studies, music, and gender studies, among others. Theater arts students enjoy the advantage of Five College department offerings and productions—an expansive range of opportunities in coursework and practical experience.
For detailed information, see the Theatre Arts chapter of the Bulletin and Course catalog. All courses are designed to contribute in various ways to department's learning goals and the College’s learning goals.