Florham Campus, Madison, NJ, School of the Arts

From Broadway to the Bard, this degree features practical learning experiences, international theater studies and the opportunity to both study with a highly credentialed faculty and be mentored by accomplished theater professionals. Freshmen Theater Arts Majors will study Basic Acting, Voice, Stagecraft and the History of Theater on the campus at Madison, NJ. During the student’s second semester of Sophomore year or first semester of Junior year, they will spend a semester at FDU’s overseas campus in England. Wroxton College is located just outside Stratford-on-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Upon returning to Madison, students will be able to track into a variety of areas such as Acting, Musical Theater, Directing, Playwriting, or Design and Technical Production. They will also have the opportunity to intern with a casting director, theatrical agent, or small off-Broadway theater company in New York City. Madison’s proximity to New York City enables students to take advantage of the many opportunities available in the “theater capital of the world,” such as seeing professional shows in our “Night at the Theater” class.

The theater program produces four main stage productions each year — including two musicals — in the 350-seat Dreyfuss Theater, all directed and designed by professionals in their area. In addition, we typically produce at least three productions in the Barn Theater, our newly renovated black box theater.

The Barn Theater season includes at least one fully produced departmental production — often a new play, written by a professional playwright. In addition, the student-run theater organization, Fairleigh Dramatics, presents two plays or musicals along with other events.

An audition is required to be accepted as a theater major and additional scholarship money is available based on a student’s potential. Auditions take place throughout the year and dates and times can be obtained from the Admissions office – 973 443 8900 or www.fdu.edu/audition.

BA in Theater Arts, Acting Concentration

Foundation Courses (36 credits)

Cognate Requirements (9 credits)

One of the following courses at Wroxton

Plus two of the following

Major Electives (9 credits)

Students should choose three from among the following recommended courses.

Other courses are offered periodically.

BA in Theater Arts, Design and Technical Theater Concentration

Foundation Courses (30 credits)

Cognate Requirement

One of the following courses at Wroxton

Major Electives (15 credits)

Students should choose five from among the following recommended courses:

BA in Theater Arts, Directing Concentration

Foundation courses (45 credits)

Cognate Requirement

One of the following courses at Wroxton

BA in Theater Arts, Musical Theater Concentration

Foundation courses (34 credits)

Cognate Requirements

One of the following courses at Wroxton

and choose THREE from the following

Major Electives (12 credits)

BA in Theater Arts, Theater Studies Concentration

Foundation courses (29 credits)

Major Elective Courses (16 credits)

Choose from the selection below