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Training and Curriculum

"The high quality of training shows in the students' work, which is of the caliber of a graduate program. In the senior showcase, I saw a personal uniqueness about each actor, and an individual approach to character, which demonstrated great inner depth."
-Julie Tucker, casting director (Nurse Jackie)

The energy and skills Fordham students bring to their theatre classes are an inspiration to a teacher.
- Marian Seldes, Actor and former Fordham Theatre Faculty

Fordham theatre BA training embraces a company concept with all theatre students participating as members of the Fordham University Theatre Company. With four mainstage shows and up to 20 studio shows each year, students are continually learning by doing.

Theatre majors pursue a concentration of study in any of four areas: performance, design and production, directing, or playwriting. The theatre curriculum, which reflects the faculty’s belief that theatre is an interdisciplinary art, emphasizes the collaborative links between these disciplines.

The diversification of faculty and distinguished guest artists gives students exciting opportunities to work with leading theatre professionals and begin to focus on their particular interests and strengths.

Students receive a strong liberal arts foundation creating the breadth of knowledge that marks the educated person. The core curriculum, taught by Fordham’s distinguished arts and sciences faculty, includes courses in the arts, social sciences, literature, philosophy, theology, history, and modern and classical languages. There are also opportunities to take academic electives and to have an academic minor. Please use the links in the left hand navigation bar to learn more about the different tracks within our program.