The joint theatre program trains students in applied theatre education: set, stage, light and sound design, playwriting, improvisational theatre techniques, music ensembles, directing and performance.
At both schools we offer a stand-alone or double major in a guided area of interest to develop the students’ own theatrical projects using technology, design, story development, and performance. Students communicate ideas clearly within a supportive environment, build and showcase their work in a public venue.
NJIT has a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Technology as a stand-alone major or (preferably) a double major.
Rutgers University-Newark has a B.A. in Theater that also works as a double major or minor to extend career options.
Our students also train through inter-college interdisciplinary courses such as Sound Theory, Acting for Animation (Digital Design double majors), and a Motion Capture course that combines Digital Design with Acting and production in a film studio.
In addition to providing solid theatre training, we offer a Music Initiative at NJIT for students from both campuses that are interested in joining a string, wind, or jazz ensemble headed by three conductors with international credits. Students with prior music training are invited to join.