Theater, B.A.

School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts

Program Overview

Are you passionate about theater? Do you have stories you want to tell? As a student in the B.A. in Theater, we encourage your curiosity, we create opportunities for creative collaboration, and we empower you to craft a program of study that best suits your developing identity as a theater artist. We offer a range of exciting courses—in acting, directing, devising, stage management, design, technical production, puppetry, theater management, history, theater for social change, and dramatic literature. You will become part of an active ensemble of like-minded artists, all striving to learn, do, and make theater.

Theater, B.A.

Where You'll Go

With a background in theater, you could go on to become a performer, teaching artist, speech coach, stage director, arts manager, puppeteer, development director, scenic or costume designer, visual and performing arts technical coordinator, stage manager, or any number of related professions.

Major Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Major Requirements (46 Credits)

Students must earn a grade of C or higher in each theater course numbered 2000 or above that is applied toward the fulfillment of department requirements. Any substitution of courses must be approved by the chairperson or designee/undergraduate deputy chair.

All of the following: Theater 1001, 1101, 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1601, 2002, 4501, 4504W.

One additional credit from the following courses: Theater 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207. (Students may not exceed more than nine credits in practicum courses.)

Two of the following courses: Theater 2501, 2502, 2503, 3501, 3502W, 3503, 3504, 3505, 35064502, 4503.

Two of the following courses: Theater 2001, 2201, 2202, 2310, 2311, 2312, 2313, 2320, 3320, 3321, 3330, 3331, 3333, 3340, 3341, 3351, 4320, 4330, 4331, 4340, 4351, 4701, 4702, 4703, 4704, 4705, 4706. (Students may take Business 3200 or 3100 as a substitute for Theater 2001).

Two of the following courses: Theater 2102, 2103, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3120, 3410, 3601, 3602, 3620, 3701, 4102, 4710, 4620.

One of the following Capstone courses: Theater 3120, 3602, 3620, 4620, 4710.

Additional credits in Department of Theater courses; Classics 3220; Comparative Literature 3610, 3611; or English 3306, 3307, 3122, 3123, 3124, 3132, 3170, to total a minimum of 46 credits.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate ideas, thoughts, and information in an open, respectful, and meaningful way.
  • Integrate understanding of the liberal arts with a diverse range of knowledge, skills, and experiences within the field of theater.
  • Apply principles of collaboration, research, and critical thinking to the interpretation and creation of work (to engage research as an artistic practice).
  • Express their unique voice as a creative individual.

Degree Maps

View all past degree maps.


Contact the Theater Department for information on academic advisers and office hours.

Or contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

222 West Quad Center
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

To make an appointment with an undergraduate admissions counselor, visit:

Virtual Admissions Counselor Appointments

Internships and Employers

Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the theater B.A. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:

  • Art/New York
  • HBO
  • New York Theater Workshop
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
  • The Public Theater
  • Theatre for a New Audience
  • Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Northwestern University

Learn More

Brooklyn. All in.

Brooklyn. All in.