The program emphasizes the collaborative nature of theatrical art. Students are introduced to the arts and crafts of theatre: acting, design, technical production, dramaturgical analysis, directing, the historical antecedents of contemporary theatre and the important place of the audience in live theatre. As one of the arts and humanities disciplines in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, theatre at GW is vibrantly interdisciplinary, regularly interacting with programs in music, English, fine arts, anthropology and women’s studies.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

English, creative writing, music, dramatic literature, film studies, psychology, dance, interior design, and fine arts and art history.

What can I expect to learn in the Theatre program at GW?

The program permits an individual student to develop a particular talent, such as acting or design, while working on a creative team.  The program’s eclectic offering of productions to the GW community, from the classical to the contemporary to original student work, is a natural extension of work done in the classroom.

What is the Theatre community like at GW?

The theatre community at GW is tight-knit, staying in touch after graduation through the alumni group Contributing Associates in Support of Theatre and Dance.

What can I do in the Theatre field?

 Possible occupations include actor, director, stage manager, technical director, dramaturgy, production assistant, teacher, critic and set, lighting and costume designer.