English and Theater Major

The interdisciplinary major in English and theater focuses on the dramatic arts, broadly construed.

The English and theater major consists of ten required courses.

Required Courses Credits
Select one English first-year writing seminar or introductory course (1000–1049 or 1100–1999). 1
THTR 1500: The Art of Performance 1
Select one course from English on drama before 1800, such as ENGL 2200 or the equivalent in English or another department. 1
Select one course in modern drama, such as ENGL 2452 or 2654, or the equivalent in English or another department. 1
Select one elective in English at the intermediate level (2000–2899). 1
Select one advanced English seminar (3000–3999). 1
Select one introductory course in Theatrical Design such as THTR 1301THTR 1302 or THTR 1303 1
Select one introductory or intermediate course in Theatrical Practice such as Acting I, Making Theater, Performance and Narrative, Directing, or Playwriting THTR 1101THTR 1201THTR 1301THTR 2303, or THTR 2304 1
Select one intermediate course in Theater History or Theory, such as THTR 3502 or THTR 3503 1
Select one advanced course in Theater History or Theory, such as THTR 2410THTR 2510, THTR 2503 or THTR 2504 1
  • Courses that count toward the English and theater major must be taken for a regular letter grades, not Credit/D/Fail, with a minimum earned grade of C-.
  • With approval of the Department of English, up to two transfer credits for classes taken outside of the department, either at Bowdoin or at another institution, may be used to fulfill English requirements, but no transfer credits may be used to fulfill theater requirements.
  • With approval of the Department of English, independent studies or honors projects in English may count toward the major, but no independent studies or honors projects in theater count toward the major.