Description

    "The high quality of training shows in the students' work which is of the caliber of a graduate program. In the senior showcase, I saw a personal uniqueness about each actor, and an individual approach to character which demonstrated great inner depth."
    - Julie Tucker, Casting Director (Nurse Jackie)“The energy and skills Fordham students bring to their theatre classes are an inspiration to a teacher.”
    Marian Seldes, Actor and Fordham Theatre Adjunct Faculty

    Fordham Theatre training embraces a company concept with all theatre students participating as members of the Fordham University Theatre Company. With four mainstage shows and up to 20 studio shows each year, students are continually learning by doing.

    Theatre majors pursue a concentration of study in any of four areas: Performance, Design and Production, Directing, or Playwriting. The theatre curriculum, which reflects the faculty’s belief that theatre is an interdisciplinary art, emphasizes the collaborative links between these disciplines.

    The diversification of faculty and distinguished guest artists gives students exciting opportunities to work with leading theatre professionals and begin to focus on their particular interests and strengths.

    Students receive a strong liberal arts foundation creating the breadth of knowledge that marks the educated person. The core curriculum, taught by Fordham’s distinguished arts and sciences faculty, includes courses in the arts, social sciences, literature, philosophy, theology, history, and modern and classical languages. There are also opportunities to take academic electives and to have an academic minor.

    Foundation courses required of all Theatre Majors:
    THEA2080 Collaboration I (open to theatre majors only)
    THEA2090 Collaboration II (open to theatre majors only)
    THEA2011 Text Analysis
    THEA2000 Theatre History I: The Greeks
    THEA2100 Theatre History II:  Medieval to the Restoration
    THEA2200 Theatre History III: Modern to the Present

    Theatre Courses open to Theater Majors and Minors
    TDLV 3300-Theatre, Creativity, and Values
    This course is designed to give students an opportunity to examine and reflect upon creativity and the Theatre. How does creativity mark the distinctness of the human person? How does human creativity point to the presence and action of God? What purpose does the Theatre serve for society? Emphasis is placed on personal integration of philosophical principles and personal technique and craft. Open to Theatre Majors and minors only.

    THEA2900-Theatre Management
    An introduction to the managerial aspects of American theatre. Topics include:  forming a production company, artistic policy, union contracts, the role of the producer, fundraising, marketing and audience development, etc. Lecture, discussion, field trips, guest speakers from the professional theatre community.

    TDLU 3900-Professional Internships
    Supervised internship at an outside professional institution related to theatre, television, or film. Monthly evaluations. Prerequisite: consent of chairperson.

    See other sections for course descriptions on:
    THEA4999 4 Credit Tutorial in Theatre
    THEA2510 Theatre as Social Change
    THEA2511 Theatre and Social Justice in Latin America
    THEA3017 Song as Scene
    THEA3095 Stage Combat
    THEA4025 Flying Solo
    THEA4045 Young Gifted and Black
    TDLU 4302-Russian Theatre Workshop (2 credits; two-week winter break abroad in Moscow; extra fees apply)