This joint degree program draws from both theater arts and engineering/science studies, providing students with a basic command of each mode of inquiry.

The Major Advisor is Assistant Professor Sara Brown.

MIT's registrar maintains the official requirements for Course 21E and Course 21S Degrees on their website.

All 21E/S Majors are required to select seven elective subjects in addition to the required subjects below, in consultation with the Major Advisor. 

Qualified students may, with departmental approval, substitute a thesis (21M.THU) for one these 12-unit electives.

                         All 21E/S Majors are required to take the following class:

Number Title Units
21M.710 Script Analysis 12



All 21E/S Majors are required to take 12 units of the following:

Number Title Units
21M.803 Performance and Design Workshop 3
21M.806 Applied Performance and Design Production 6
21M.809 Performance and Design Intensive 9
21M.851 Independent Study in Performance and Design Arranged



One of the Communication Intensive classes will be from the 21M curriculum, the other will be from the science or enginnering field. Ideally, some of the subjects in the science or engineering program, as well as the theater specialty, should complement the forms of learning in the other adding cohesion to the program.

Joint majors are discouraged from also double majoring and may not in any case count any class towards both the 21S/E course and towards the other course.