Theatre Arts

B.A. in Theatre Arts

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 120-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, designers, directors and producers.

Admission Requirements

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.

Submitting an Application for Admission
All applicants can apply for admission to LIU Post by using the Apply Now button found on this page. For more information on the application process, visit the Admissions home page.

  • Apply to LIU Post at
  • Call 516-299-2353 to schedule an audition slot. Total audition time is 3 minutes.
  • Prepare two short contrasting monologues from a play.
  • If you are pursuing a music concentration, prepare one short monologue and 16 bars of a song.
  • Submit a headshot and résumé at the time of audition

Auditions Information


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 and Dance building for audition requirements and signup sheets.

For a more detailed listing of these requirements, see the Core Curriculum section of the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin.

Major Requirements
Required Introductory Theatre Arts Course (15 credits)
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 (12 credits)
THE 141, 142, & 143 are considered Liberal Arts Courses; THE 141 satisfies Core ENG 2 Composition (3 credits), THE 142 and THE 143 satisfy Core Language / Literature (6 credits)
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 (2 credits)
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 (3 credits)
DNC 1 satisfies Core Fine Arts (3 credits)
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
Theatre and Dance Electives (10 credits)
Liberal Arts and Science Electives (45 credits)

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.



College of Arts, Communications & Design
Dr. Jennifer Holmes, Dean
Kahn 100, Kahn Hall