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Drama and Theatre Arts

Students are strongly encouraged to consult the course listings for both English and for Theatre Arts (http://www.sas.upenn.edu/theatrearts) in choosing courses that engage with drama and theatre. The concentration in Drama and Theatre Arts is ideal for students interested in both English and Theatre Arts, since nearly all of the courses that fulfill this concentration -- English 36, 46, 56, 76, 103 (The Play), 236, 246, 256, 276, and beyond -- are cross-listed with that program. In addition, they might consider also adding a minor in Theatre Arts, or even doing a double major in English and in Theatre Arts.  Several courses that count towards the English Major's Drama Concentration can count towards the Theatre Arts Minor (six credits) or the Theatre Arts Major (thirteen credits).

Worksheet and Eligible Courses for Drama and Theatre Arts

  • Course 1: ENGL 036, 046, 056, 076, or 103: The Play
  • Course 2: Any course on Drama or Theatre taught in ENGL or cross-listed in ENGL.
  • Course 3: Any course on Drama or Theatre taught in ENGL or cross-listed in ENGL.
  • Course 4: An advanced seminar (ENGL 218-599) on drama or theatre.