When a student works in and with the Theater Program, they will be a creator among other creators, learning together and working collaboratively to build something important.

Whether or not students decide to major in theater or work in theater later in life, the experience of making theater will serve them for the rest of their lives. Theater graduates go on to be scientists, authors of cookbooks, sociologists, screenwriters, lawyers, photographers, and folklorists—not to mention actors, stage managers, and lighting designers.

If the goal of a liberal arts education is to build the strength and flexibility of creative intellectual muscles—to teach students how to learn and how to examine and question what they've learned; to help them formulate new ideas and create new worlds; to empower them to take on any job, project, or challenge they like in our lives; and to enable them to work collaboratively to imagine a better future—then theater is a perfect way to exercise those muscles.

Visit the Theater Department section on Inside Bryn Mawr for a detailed look at courses, information about faculty, and more.

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Degree Options

Theater independent major, A.B.

While there is no existing major in Theater, students may submit an application to major in Theater through the Independent Major Program.

Theater minor