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Bachelor of Science
Educational Theatre

Combine a four-year liberal arts curriculum with immersive study in theatre education and performance in New York City, the world's theatre capital. You'll explore an exciting and growing field that unites the artistry of theatre with its power to inspire change, working closely with supportive faculty members who are leaders in the field.


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Bachelor of Science in Educational Theatre

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You will choose to concentrate your studies in one of three specialized pathways at the end of your sophomore year – Drama in Education, Applied Theatre, or Theatre Performance and Production – and demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in a culminating field experience and senior seminar. You can also choose a double major or minor, taking courses across NYU. 

Throughout your degree, you’ll gain:

  • A foundation in educational theatre, acting, directing, theatre history, stagecraft, and design
  • A full liberal arts education with core courses in history, philosophy, language, literature, sociology, science, and math
  • An investigation of options for teaching or performing in a wide range of contexts

Teaching and Performance Opportunities

You'll have on- and off-campus opportunities to develop teaching and performance skills and cutting-edge approaches to theatre making. Our performance facilities include the iconic Provincetown Playhouse and the Black Box Theatre, which host three major productions a year in addition to play festivals and site-specific performances.

Study Abroad

Study away for a semester in one of NYU's many global academic centers, or take part in Drama in Youth in England and Theatre Practices in Puerto Rico.

Our graduates teach theatre in a variety of settings where certification is not required, including cultural institutions, community organizations, and schools. They hold key positions – often as directors – in education and/or outreach programs affiliated with prestigious professional theatre companies. Our graduates also work as playwrights, directors, technicians, and actors on projects devoted to creating innovative theatre for education and change.


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