Theatre & Drama

Degree Types: PhD

The Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama combines the resources of the School of Communication and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and draws on a faculty ranging across the fields of theatre arts, African and African-American Studies, art history, classics, comparative literature, dance, English, history, modern languages and literatures, performance studies, philosophy, radio/television/film, and gender studies. Doctoral students who are training for academic careers in theatre arts, literature, and the humanities develop individual programs of study that place theatre, drama, and performance at the center of a wider interdisciplinary inquiry, drawing on the practice of historiography, literary theory, semiotics, cultural studies, feminist theory, and performance studies. The program is based on the conviction that text and performance, theory and practice, and scholarship and production are mutually reinforcing. Students with strong scholarly promise are sought from all related disciplines.

Students in this program are encouraged to participate in TGS’s Interdisciplinary Initiative program. For more information on how you can have a second intellectual “home” outside of your department or program, please visit the Interdisciplinary Clusters page.

The Department of Theatre also offers MFA programs in Directing and Stage Design.

See Theatre Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.

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