We are currently accepting applications for the BA in Theatre Studies for Fall 2017
The Theatre Studies BA is centered on the knowledge that theatre is an art and an institution, with a history, a literature, and a vital role in culture. The purpose of the BA is to give students the artistic and intellectual foundation necessary for a successful professional life in the theatre and allied disciplines. To accomplish this, Theatre Studies emphasizes the reciprocal relationship between scholarly study and practice. The Scholarly component offers serious academic rigor and features a broad-based curriculum with an interdisciplinary perspective. Students are expected to also take courses in related disciplines such as history, philosophy, anthropology, religious studies, business, political science, film, art, music, literature, and foreign languages in order to enhance the student’s diverse interests and to support the practice of critical thinking. In the area of practical training, BA students may take full advantage of the many opportunities for production-oriented experience provided by the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, the production arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts, and New Play Development Programs, such as the collaboration with the award winning Lark Play Development Theatre in New York City, NY. Theatre Studies prepares students to pursue many professional career choices within the field, including graduate study, by focusing on disciplines such as directing, dramaturgy, stage management, playwriting, theatre history and theory. When you graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies you will have a solid foundation for your life’s work as an artist of the theatre.
Theatre Studies at the UvA encompasses local and global perspectives on theatre, performance and dramaturgy. Research into theatre practice is coupled with theorisation in philosophical, cultural- and media-historical frameworks. Special attention is paid to international developments and to the history of Dutch theatre within a European context.