CONCENTRATION & MINOR in the BA ENGLISH MAJOR
What You’ll Study
Studying theatre empowers you to work together with your peers to bring artistic visions to life. It prepares you to lead a life distinguished by self-awareness, open communication, and making a difference. Theatre studies within Warren Wilson’s well-rounded liberal arts curriculum will expand your intellectual, emotional, and practical capacities by teaching you the broad range of skills needed to create theatre and by investigating the purpose of theatre as collaborative art.
You have the opportunity to take courses spanning a range of plays, historical styles, and theatrical arts. You’ll apply your classroom learning in productions and projects staged by the Warren Wilson Theatre, the department’s performance laboratory. Here, in collaboration with diverse members of the campus community, you’ll explore contemporary staging techniques as applied to texts from various periods and cultures, as well as contemporary dramatic and post-dramatic texts, musical comedy, original, and devised work.
By studying theatre, you will develop:
- the ability to recognize and articulate the purpose, value, and effectiveness of your own and others’ artistic work.
- the fundamental skills necessary to participate in the effective implementation of a theatrical vision.
- an appreciation of the importance of a good collaborative process as you gain an ever-greater investment in the artistic result.
- theatrical contexts to better integrate your academic, work, and community experiences.