Major or Minor in Theatre Arts


At the heart of the theatre arts major is our firm belief that a liberal arts education is inseparable from the artist’s process. Theatre is, by its very nature, a multidisciplinary art form; complementary courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences can help you understand the societal issues and contexts that both shape and are shaped by this compelling art form. As a theatre arts major at Clark you will learn by doing, with a balance between a strong liberal arts education and intensive study in your chosen focus area: acting, directing, technical theatre, playwriting, dance or dramaturgy.

The theatre arts program is part of Clark’s Visual and Performing Arts Department (V&PA), a tight-knit, collaborative community that embraces students majoring in media, culture and the arts, music, art history, studio art and screen studies.

Why Study Theatre Arts at Clark?

  • Join a program ranked #12 in the nation in 2016 by the Princeton Review.
  • Participate in our biennial New Play Festival,which features full-length plays written, directed and performed by Clark undergrads.
  • Learn from two approaches: the Stanislavsky-Actor's Studio Method and improvisation.
  • Check out our two award-winning improvisation troupes, The Peapod Squad and Shenanigans!
  • Get involved in productions, both on- and offstage, as soon as you arrive. You don't have to be a theatre major!