The Theatre program offers a bachelor’s degree and a minor in theatre. The curriculum balances the solid fundamental study of the literature, history, and theatre theory with practical theatre experience in performance, directing, design, and technical theatre. The program offers a liberal arts approach to theatre study, which aims to enrich the students’ awareness of theatre arts' role within society.
Theatre program majors follow a program of dramatic literature, theory, history, studio courses (acting, directing, and design), and play an active role in the department’s productions.
The Theatre program produces a season of fully-realized plays, sponsors student-directed plays, and hosts visiting productions in its three theatres, the Malak Gabr Theatre, Gerhart Theatre, and Black Box Theatre. The program offers students the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned guest artists brought to AUC to serve as directors, designers, and performers. Students who participate are eligible to receive course credit depending on the extent of their involvement.
Theatre program productions are an integral component of its curriculum and an essential part of the learning and training process. Auditions are open to all registered AUC students. Casting in a play depends on the student's ability to comply with a given rehearsal schedule's rigorous requirements.