The Theatre Department provides students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary course of study the options and the flexibility to mold their own careers. Students can pursue a combined major in Theatre with Cinema Studies, Media and Screen Studies, and American Sign Language, a double major of their choosing, or a half-theatre major.

For more infor­ma­tion about NU Core require­ments, course descrip­tions, and addi­tional infor­ma­tion see the North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity cat­a­log, main­tained by the Registrar.

 

 

Required Courses

Complete the following two courses:

CINE 1895 Introduction to Film Analysis (4-SH)
CINE 3500 Film Theory (4-SH)

International Cinema

Complete three courses from the following list:

CINE 2340 Revolution and Film (4-SH)
CINE 2350 History of Film (4-SH)
CINE 2394 Modern Film and Global Culture (4-SH)
CINE 2550 Australian Film (4-SH)
CINE 2650 Screening the Holocaust (4-SH)
CLTR 1240 Latin American Film (4-SH)
CLTR 1260 Japanese Film (4-SH)
CLTR 1265 Spanish Civil War on Film (4-SH)
CLTR 1280 French Film and Culture (4-SH)
CLTR 1290 Realism and Modernism in Italian Film (4-SH)
CLTR 1508 Cuban History and Culture through Film (4-SH)
CLTR 2501 Chinese Film: Gender and Ethnicity (4-SH)
CLTR 2504 Modern German Film and Literature (4-SH)
CLTR 2505 Berlin in German Film and Culture (4-SH)
CLTR 3450 Israeli and Palestinian Film (4-SH)
CLTR 3930 Topics in International Cinema (4-SH)
CLTR 4508 Cuban History through Film – International Study (4-SH)
HIST 2386 History of Soviet Cinema (4-SH)
JWSS 1520 Jewish Film (4-SH)
RELS 2398 Religion and Culture in Indian Cinema (4-SH)

Junior/Senior Seminar

Complete one of the following courses:

CINE 4500 Modernism/Modernity and Film (4-SH)
CINE 4550 Cinema Studies Seminar (4-SH)

Complete four courses either from cinema studies or from the specific courses on the following list with corresponding tools course, as indicated:

Cinema Studies Electives

AFAM 1300 The African-American Experience through Short Fiction and Black Cinema (4-SH)
ARTD 2370 Animation Basics (4-SH)
ARTD 2380 ARTD 2381 Video Basics with Video Tools (4-SH)(1-SH)
ARTD 3460 Photography 1 (4-SH)
ARTD 3480 Video 1 (4-SH)
ARTD 4580 Video 2 (4-SH)
ARTD 4680 Video 3 (4-SH)
ARTH 2217 American Animation Film (4-SH)
CLTR 1240 Latin American Film (4-SH)
CLTR 1260 Japanese Film (4-SH)
CLTR 1265 Spanish Civil War on Film (4-SH)
CLTR 1280 French Film and Culture (4-SH)
CLTR 1290 Realism and Modernism in Italian Film (4-SH)
CLTR 2501 Chinese Film: Gender and Ethnicity (4-SH)
CLTR 2504 Modern German Film and Literature (4-SH)
CLTR 2505 Berlin in German Film and Culture (4-SH)
CLTR 3450 Israeli and Palestinian Film (4-SH)
CLTR 3930 Topics in International Cinema (4-SH)
CLTR 4508 Cuban History through Film—International Study (4-SH)
COMM 3550 Television Field Production (4-SH)
COMM 3650 Television Studio Production (4-SH)
ENGL 3391 Topics in Film (4-SH)
ENGL 3488 Film and Text (4-SH)
ENGL 3489 Shakespeare on Film (4-SH)
HIST 2243 American Images of China (4-SH)
HIST 2386 History of Soviet Cinema (4-SH)
JRNL 5309 Documentary Production (4-SH)
JWSS 1520 Jewish Film (4-SH)
MUSC 1113 Film Music (4-SH)
RELS 2398 Religion and Culture in Indian Cinema (4-SH)
THTR 2345 Acting for Cameras (4-SH)

Theatre Introduction

Complete the following three courses:

THTR 1101 Art of the Theatre (4-SH)
THTR 1120 Acting 1 (4-SH)
THTR 1131 Technical Theatre 1 (4-SH)

History and Theory

Complete the following two courses:

THTR 2300 Theatre History (4-SH)
THTR 3500 Dramatic Theory/Criticism (4-SH)

Onstage

Complete the following three courses:

THTR 2325 Script Analysis for the Stage (4-SH)
THTR 2342 Acting 2 (4-SH)
THTR 3550 Concepts of Directing (4-SH)

Backstage

Complete the following course:

THTR 1270 Theatrical Design (4-SH)

Practicum/Experiential Learning

Complete the following two courses:

THTR 4701 Rehearsal and Performance (4-SH)
THTR 4702 Capstone Rehearsal and Performance (4-SH)

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate from Northeastern University with a major or combined major in Theatre incorporate a liberal arts education with the study of Theatre. Graduating NU Theatre students acquire competencies in the following areas.

History, Theory, and Literature: Demonstrate knowledge of theatre history, dramatic literature and theory within diverse cultural, social, moral, interdisciplinary, and contemporary contexts.

Creative Praxis (Synthesizing Theory with Practice): Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret play scripts and transfer that understanding into making skillful imaginative and innovative theatrical events in one or more areas of concentrations (acting, directing, design, dramaturgy, technology, playwriting, stage management, and administration).

Aesthetic Intelligence: Demonstrate the capability to critically analyze, research, evaluate, and effectively articulate a wide-range of theoretical ideas, performance methods, production practices, and personal viewpoints through oral and written expression.

Experiential Application: Demonstrate the capacity to apply acquired knowledge and skills in national and international co-op experiences, internship opportunities, and other practical applications.

Professionalism: Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in creating theatre that involves professional discipline, organization, standards, and criteria.