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Theatre and Performance Studies

Courses

Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies has a variety of classes for all levels—current and visiting undergraduate and graduate students, as well as adult learners and high school students.


Below please find a listing of courses for Undergraduate and Graduate students in Theatre and Performance Studies.

Please note: The Department offers two to three graduate seminars per term, and also encourages students to pursue individually scheduled directed readings, as well as related courses in other departments such as History, English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, and Anthropology, or by special arrangement (with no extra cost) at Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Northeastern, and Radcliffe Women's Studies Consortium, and the Tufts Summer School.

Please contact the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies with any inquiries regarding the following course offerings at 617.627.3524.

Undergraduate Courses Offered in Theatre and Performance Studies
DR 1 Comedy And Tragedy: Drama
DR 2 Ancient And Medieval Theatre
DR 3 Early Modern Theatre
DR 4 Modern And Postmodern Theatre
DR 5 Production Prep Crew
DR 6 Production Run Crew
DR 7 Introduction To Theatre
DR 8 First-Year Showcase
DR 10 Introduction To Acting
DR 11 Introduction To Physical Theatre
DR 12 Acting Realism and Naturalism
DR 15 Makeup Design And Application
DR 16 Costume Technology
DR 17 Theatre Technology
DR 18 Lighting I
DR 20 Stage Engineering
DR 21 Computer-assisted Design: 3-d Modeling
DR 22 Introduction To The Art Of Multimedia
DR 25 Stage Management
DR 27 Public Speaking
DR 28 Voice And Speech - The Art Of Confident Expression
DR 29 Scene Painting
DR 33 The American Musical
DR 39 Contemporary American Theatre
DR 40 Performing America, Exploring Identity
DR 43 Gay And Lesbian Theatre And Film
DR 45 Computer Aided Design Theatre
DR 46 International Women Film Directors
DR 47 Writing the Short Film
DR 48 African American Theatre And Film
DR 49 Asian American Theatre And Film
DR 50/ILVS 50 Introduction To Film Studies
DR 51 Latino Theatre And Film
DR 53/CLS 55 Greek & Roman Tragedy
DR 54 Greek And Roman Comedy
DR 55 Introduction To Greek Drama I
DR 56 Introduction To Greek Drama II: Theatre And Anti-theatre
DR 57/GER 57 Bertolt Brecht: "Sex, Politics, and the Making of the Modern Drama"
DR 59 From Bourgeois Emancipation To Class Struggle: German Theatre From G. E. Lessing To Heiner Muller
DR 60 Shakespeare On Film
DR 62 Hollywood Comedy
DR 65 Sport As Performance
DR 68 Twentieth Century Chinese Theatre
DR 70 Latin American Theatre And Film
DR 72 Imagining The Holocaust On Stage And Screen
DR 77 Screenwriting I
DR 80 Practicum In Acting
DR 81 Practicum In Production
DR 91 Independent Study
DR 92-94 Special Topics
DR 99 Internship
Undergraduate and Graduate Courses Offered in Drama
DR 100 Acting New Works
DR 103 Physical Comedy - Clown
DR 108 Acting Shakespeare
DR 111 Acting as a Career
DR 112 Advanced Acting Workshop
DR 117 Evolution Of Fashion
DR 118 Lighting Design II
DR 119 History Of Style And Decor
DR 125 Scene Design
DR 126 Costume Design
DR 129 Advanced Scene Painting
DR 133 The American Musical
DR 135 Advanced Scene Design
DR 136 Advanced Costume Design
DR 137 Theatre And Society: Prehistory To 1700
DR 138 Theatre And Society II: The Early Modern Period
DR 140 Performing America, Exploring Identity
DR 141 The American Theatre
DR 143 Gay & Lesbian Theatre
DR 144 Asian Performance
DR 147 Playwriting I
DR 148 African American Theatre And Film
DR 149 Asian American Theatre And Film
DR 151 Latino Theatre And Film
DR 152 Producing for Film
DR 153 Greek & Roman Tragedy
DR 154 Greek And Roman Comedy
DR 155 Directing I
DR 156 Directing II
DR 157 Bertolt Brecht: "Sex, Politics, and the Making of the Modern Drama"
DR 158 Film Directing
DR 159 From Bourgeois Emancipation To Class Struggle: German Theatre From G. E. Lessing To Heiner Muller
DR 160 Shakespeare On Film
DR 162 Hollywood Comedy
DR 170 Latin American Theatre And Film
DR 172 Imagining The Holocaust On Stage And Screen
DR 178 Screenwriting II
DR 183-184 Practicum In Design
DR 185-186 Practicum In Directing
DR 187 Teaching Through Drama And Improvisation
DR 192 Theory/practice Theatre
DR 191, 193-194 Special Topics
DR 195 Molieere And The Theatre Of His Time
DR 198-199 Senior Honors Thesis A
Graduate Courses Offered in Drama
(open to qualified undergraduates with consent of instructor)
While each faculty member has specific areas of specialization, course offerings remain diverse, encompassing a wide range of theater history and theory. Recent graduate seminars include:
DR 200 Dr Dept Discussion Grp
DR 220 Introduction To Graduate Studies
DR 221 Theatre, Pedagogy, Curriculum and Professional Development
DR 231 Foundations of Latinx Theatre and Performance
DR 231 Elizabethan And Jacobean Drama
DR 234 Modern And Contemporary Chinese Theatre
DR 235 MoliƩre And The Theatre Of His Time
DR 236 Isben And Strinberg
DR 238 Studies And Research In Theatre History
DR 239 Critical Studies In 19th Century British Theatre
DR 240 History Of Popular Entertainment
Dr 241 Seminar
DR 249 History Of Directing
DR 251 Pre-revolutionary Russian Drama And Theatre
DR 252 Post-revolutionary Russian Drama And Theatre
DR 254 Domestic Tragedy: Women And Violence In Theatre
DR 255 19th Century American Theatre
DR 256 Theoretical and Historical Development of African American Theatre
DR 257 Confronting Genocide on Stage and Screen
DR 258 Adaptation: The Cultural Politics of Storytelling
DR 259 Modern And Contemporary Chinese Theatre
DR 260 Contemporary Latin American Performance
DR 261 Classical Dramatic Theory And Criticism From Aristotle To Hegel
DR 262 Modern Dramatic Theory And Criticism
DR 263 Foundations and Futures in Performance Studies
DR 265 Theatre and Visual Studies
DR 272 Confronting Genocide on Stage and Screen
DR 275 Drama Graduate Internship in Administration, Advocacy, Artmaking and Publishing
DR 291-292 Graduate Seminar
DR 293-294 Special Topics
DR 295-296 Thesis
DR 297-298 Graduate Research
DR 401-402 Masters Degree Continuation
DR 405-406 Grad Teaching Assistant
DR 501-502 Doctoral Degree Continuation