Theater

The theater program offers a joint degree with the Division of Theater Arts and Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

The Rutgers/NJIT Theater Program offers required classes at both Rutgers and NJIT. All students majoring in theater must complete two sets of course requirements: a core and one area of specialization. Please note certain laboratory classes entail a fee.

The major in theater is offered through the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media (ACM).

Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Required Theater Core Courses (21 credits)
  • 21/28:088:101  Living Theater–Introduction to Theater (3)
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21/28:088:102  Acting Fundamentals (3)
  • 21/28:088:103  Theater Technology (3)
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21/28:088:208  Movement for the Theater (3)
  • 21/28:088:311  Theater History I (3)
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21/28:088:312  Theater History II (3)
  • 21/28:088:213  Directing I (3)
English Courses (3 credits from the following)
  • 21:350:319 or 320  Shakespeare (3)
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21:350:345 or 346  Modern Drama (3)
  • 21:350:365 World Drama to 1900 (3)
  • 28:088:360 Drama (3)
  • 28:088:361 20th Century American Drama (3)
  • 28:088:362 Non-Western Theatre and Drama (3)
  • 28:088:364 Modern Continental and British Drama (3)
Requirements for Performance Specialization (21 credits)
  • 21/28:088:209 or 210 Voice and Speech for the Theater I or II (3)
  • 21/28:088:215 Acting II (3)
  • 28:088:216 Improv Theatre I (3)
  • 21/28:088:365 Principles of Playwriting (3)
  • 21/28:088:411 Special Topics in Theater (3)
6 credits from the following:
  • 21/28:088:261 Performance I (3)
  • 21/28:088:262 Performance II (3)
  • 21/28:088:465 Performance III (3)
Requirements for Technical Theater Specialization (21 credits)
  • 21:088:209 or 210  Voice and Speech for the Theater I or II (3)
  • 
21:088:259  Production I (3)
  • 21:088:260  Production II (3)
  • 21:088:350  Introduction to Scenic Art and Lighting Design (3)
  • 21:088:409  Stage Management (3)
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21:088:411  Special Topics in Theater (3)
  • 21:088:467  Production III (3)
Arts, Culture and Media Departmental Core Requirements for Theater (9 credits)
  • 21:083:101  Introduction to Arts, Culture, and Media (3)
  • 21:083:301 Colloquium in Arts, Culture and Media or
  • 21:083:401 Seminar in Arts, Culture, and Media (3)
  • 21:088:212  From Page to Stage (3)

Minor Requirements

Minor Requirements

Required Theater Courses (18 credits)
  • 21/28:088:101  Living Theater–Introduction to Theater (3) or 21/28:088:212  From Page to Stage (3)
  • 21/28:088:102  Acting Fundamentals (3) or 21/28:088:313 Theater Technology (3)
  • 21/28:088:311  Theater History I (3)
  • 21/28:088:312  Theater History II (3)
  • Six additional credits from any of the requirements in either the Performance or Technical Theatre concentrations.

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