Majoring and Minoring

At Lewis & Clark, theatre majors are required to study all aspects of the theatre. The major consists of course work in classic and contemporary dramatic literature, acting, directing, theatre design, and dance. 

The Major Program

Students interested in a theatre major are encouraged to participate in theatre department courses or activities in their first year and to consult with a member of the theatre faculty. Students should declare the theatre major by the end of the sophomore year.

The theatre department offers a balanced major that gives students flexibility in determining an area of emphasis. All theatre majors are required to take courses in dramatic literature and theatre history, theatre theory, performance, design, and dance or movement. Students majoring in theatre must choose a concentration in dramatic literature/theatre history, performance, design/technical theatre, or dance.

Senior majors complete a thesis project that is the culmination of their studies in theatre. This project may be based either in performance or research. Majors are encouraged to participate regularly in all aspects of the production program. Theatre studies at Lewis & Clark are designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the literature of the theatre and the nature of theatrical communication. The development of creative and collaborative abilities are emphasized, as are writing and speaking skills. For more information see Theatre Arts section of the current Lewis & Clark College Catalog.

The Minor Program

The theatre department offers two minor programs, one that focuses on theatre studies and one that focuses on dance studies. As an integral part of a performing arts program, the dance minor requires courses in dance and theatre.

For complete information about majoring, minoring, or courses in general, see the online catalog.