The Theatre Major

The academic program in Theatre provides majors with a thorough background in the history, theory, and literature of performance, as well as frequent opportunities for structured studio experiences in performance and design.

Theatre majors may take courses in any of five areas of study — and may pursue all of their interests with multiple areas of study, dual majors, and other cross-curricular options — all augmented by Muhlenberg's extensive and award-winning production program. Starting with the Class of 2024, the Theatre major has been redesigned to allow students even greater flexibility and breadth in selecting their curriculum. See the Guide to the New Curriculum for further details.

Here's what all theatre majors can expect:
  • Extensive professional training in the concentration they select, under the direct guidance of active, experienced theatre professionals.
  • A comprehensive survey of all aspects of the theatre arts, both practical and academic.
  • A thorough grounding in the liberal arts, with daily opportunities to interweave their arts and sciences coursework with their theatre studies.
Theatre majors select courses from five areas of study, detailed below...

Take a look at the College Course Catalog. 

Image for Guide to the New Curriculum

Guide to the New Curriculum

Check out the new Theatre curriculum, for students starting with the Class of 2024.

Want to Know More?

Thank you for your interest in Muhlenberg College. This form is for prospective students to request additional information about the Theatre & Dance Department.

Performance Patrons: to sign up for the mailing list, or to request information other than prospective student info, please the See a Show page, and click Mailing List Signup in the sidebar menu.