Music and Theater Arts invites students to explore these disciplines as artistic practices and as cultural, intellectual and personal avenues of inquiry and discovery. Students may pursue concentrations, minors or majors in either Music or Theater, as well as joint majors with Engineering or Science.
Theater Arts is taught as a mode of inquiry into self and society with the intention that such an inquiry can become the vehicle for transformation of one or both. The Theater Arts program is process-oriented, and committed to diversity of creative forms. The curriculum is designed to help students acquire the necessary artistic, technical and intellectual skills to create theater of quality and imagination.
Performance is the testing ground for what is learned in the classroom. Performance and design experiences range from student-generated workshops in the studio to fully-realized productions on the stage. These curricular activities are guided by professional faculty and staff, often with enriching participation of guest artists
MIT Music and Theater Arts is united in our pursuit of artistic, intellectual, creative and technical excellence; this requires intense focus and dedication by all members of our community. We value diversity and practice inclusion with regard to identities, backgrounds, opinions and beliefs. Because we see our students as whole people, we prioritize their mental, emotional and physical health above the quality of their work. This ethos extends to both our advisory and pedagogical relationships. Diversity, wellness and inclusion are likewise central to our curriculum and hiring; we are therefore committed to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff to enhance the educational experience of the students we serve.