New College is known for its innovative approaches to the arts, and our Theater Area of Concentration (AOC) is no exception. New College’s Theater AOC is designed for students whose involvement in theatrical practice is matched by their interest in what theater does in the world.
Currently it is not possible to graduate from New College with an Area of Concentration entirely in theater; the College has neither the faculty nor the facilities to support such a concentration. However, due in part to the College’s collaborative relationship with the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory of Actor Training, a highly selective graduate acting school located adjacent to the College campus in Sarasota, it is possible to include theater as a component within a “joint disciplinary” Area of Concentration: (e.g.. Literature/Theater, Visual Arts/Theater, Anthropology/Theater, Psychology/Theater.)
A component in theater should be undertaken by students as part of their undergraduate liberal arts education. Theater of course lends itself to this context, having many conceptual and historical relations to other liberal arts disciplines. Although over the years a few New College students have gone on to graduate study or professional employment in theater, it should be understood that theater study at the College is not pre-professional training; and students should be aware that making a career in theater remains extremely difficult.
By graduation, students need to have taken the equivalent of 8-10 courses in theater or about half the total courses for their entire, joint-disciplinary Area of Concentration.Read more here
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