POST Theatre Company
The company encourages students to explore the future of their art through opportunities to work with emerging directors and designers from New York and the international scene.
The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts is an academic degree designed to help you place theatre within the wider context of humanistic studies. The 129-credit curriculum covers the broad-based study of theatre history and literature, acting, dance, design, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, management and technical production. Classes are small and faculty members provide a supportive environment for you to develop as an individual artist.
LIU Post theatre arts majors are active participants in the Post Theatre Company, which produces plays and musicals for the public and campus community. Students have access to a number of performance spaces to showcase their talents. Our beautiful suburban campus is only 50 minutes away from the theatre capital of the world – New York City. There are many opportunities to collaborate with professional playwrights, directors and producers.
Students must have an interview or audition for admission to the B.A. in Theatre Arts program. Applicants will be notified of departmental admissions decisions by the early spring. Mid-year transfer students are contacted individually. All B.A. candidates must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in the major.
Auditions for the season productions are open to all theatre majors and minors and are held in the Little Theatre on Mainstage unless otherwise posted. Check the callboard in the Theatre, Film & Dance building for audition requirements and signup sheets.
All applicants can apply for admission to LIU Post at My LIU or by using the Apply Now button in the upper right-hand corner of this page. For more information on the application process, visit the Admissions Office home page.
|In addition to all major requirements, students pursuing the B.A. in Theatre Arts must satisfy all core curriculum requirements as follows:|
|POST 101||1 credit|
|First-Year Composition||6 credits|
|Economics/Political Science||6 credits|
|Fine Arts||6 credits (DNC 1 and THE 142)|
|Laboratory Science||8 credits|
|Mathematics||3 - 4 credits|
|Social Sciences||6 credits|
|Competencies||Computer, Library, Oral|
|For a more detailed listing of these requirements, see the core curriculum section of this bulletin.|
|Required Introductory Theatre Arts Course|
|THE 104||Technical Theater Practices 1||3.00|
|THE 105||Technical Theater Practices 2||3.00|
|THE 121||Basic Acting I||3.00|
|THE 122||Basic Acting II||3.00|
|THE 151||Beginning Suzuki Technique||3.00|
|Required Theatrical History & Literature Courses|
|THE 101||Introduction to Drama||3.00|
|THE 141||Classical Theatre History||3.00|
|THE 142||Modern Theatre History||3.00|
|THE 143||Shakespeare in Performance||3.00|
|Required Theatre Production Laboratory Courses|
|Two credits from any of the following:|
|THE 239||Production Laboratory||1.00|
|THE 240||Production Laboratory||1.00|
|THE 534||Production Laboratory||1.00|
|THE 535||Production Laboratory||1.00|
|THE 536||Production Laboratory||1.00|
|THE 537||Production Laboratory||1.00|
|Required Dance Course|
|DNC 1||Beginning Movement 1||3.00|
|Required Theatre Contract Courses|
|THE 204||Department Contract 1||0.00|
|THE 205||Department Contract 2||0.00|
|Six courses from the following:|
|THE 201||Department Contract 3||0.00|
|THE 202||Department Contract 4||0.00|
College of Arts, Communications & Design
Christine Kerr, Ph.D.
Acting Dean and Professor
Moreen Mitchell, J.D.