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Curry College students on stage in the Keith Auditorium at Curry College, pursuing a Theatre minor or concentration

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Curry Theatre is open to all students at the college. Participation in stage shows and our Improv Team brings students from many majors. Students practice and stage productions in Keith Auditorium and/or Black Box Theatre inside the Academic and Performance Center building. Theatre students also have access to practice space, green rooms, and a set construction area.

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Productions include:

  • original student scripts
  • classics
  • comedy
  • musicals
  • dramas
  • student directed one-acts.

An active student supervisory board designs Publicity campaigns and oversees lighting, sound, props, and costumes; virtually all aspects of production. Glossy professional playbills are also student created, designed, and edited.

From the entry level Acting One, to the upper level Directing Seminar, the line up of courses and productions provides wide opportunities for student participation.

Some of our graduates have started their own successful theatre companies. Some have gone on to post graduate work at prestigious training programs, such as The Actors' Studio, The Neighborhood Playhouse, and Chicago's Second City. Some have pursued graduate work and found themselves teaching theatre at other colleges. Some have gotten their union cards in Stage Lighting or Sound. Some have found their way to Hollywood and jobs in network television, while others work in Improvisation and Stand-Up comedy.

The Path to Your Dream Career

Just a few of the many Communication industry careers include:

  • Actor
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Audio Engineer
  • Buyer
  • Editor
  • Events Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Play-by-Play Announcer
  • PR Director
  • Producer
  • Radio Broadcaster
  • Social Media Manager
  • Speech Writer
  • Television Reporter

Our Alumni in the Field

Our students and alumni are leading the way at:

  • Barstool Sports
  • Boston Casting, Inc.
  • Boston Globe
  • Boston Herald
  • CVS Health
  • ESPN
  • iHeart Media Boston
  • Kiss 108
  • MLB.com
  • NASA
  • NESN
  • Raytheon BBN Technologies
  • Reebok International
  • Wayfair
  • And more!

Students wishing to complete a Theatre minor must take the following courses:

  • COM 1410 Acting One OR COM 2450 Stage Craft Concepts
  • Plus 12 other credits from within the Theatre Concentration (see accordion below).

Required:

COM 1410 Acting One 3
COM 2450 Stagecraft Concepts 3
COM 2475 Stage Crew 2
COM 2476 Scriptwriting 3
COM 3480 Theatre Supervisory Board 3
COM 3490 Directing Seminar 3


Choose  one of the following:

COM 2471   Theatre Practicum: Main Stage 1
COM 2472 Theatre Practicum: Black Box 1


Choose  one of the following:

COM 2400 Dramatic Literature 3
COM 3545 Modern Drama 3


Choose one of the following:

COM 2410 Acting Two 3
COM 3471 Acting Behind the Mask 3
COM 3472 Children's Theatre 3
COM 3474 Musical Theatre 3
COM 3475 Stage Combat 3
COM 3470 Acting Styles 3
Total: 24

All Communication majors must declare a concentration by the time they reach the end of their third semester (must have earned a minimum of 40 credits). Suggested course groupings for each specific concentration are listed in their respective areas. Students may use appropriate courses, among the courses required for the major, to meet the requirements for a specific concentration.

Students who are unable to complete a concentration will graduate as a Communication generalist.

Students who have a career interest in an area not included in our concentrations may choose to pursue an Individually Initiated Concentration, and will work with a faculty advisor to craft the necessary selection of courses.

Concentration Areas with Advisors:

Communication Studies - Professor Barrett

Film - Professor Gibbs

Multimedia Journalism - Professor Gibbs

Public Relations/Corporate Communication -  Professor Wrigley (PR)/Professor Sinnott (Corporate)

Radio/Audio Production - Professor Carberry

Television/Digital Video - Professor Gibbs

Theatre - Professor Holbrook

Video Game Studies - Professor Kagan

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We're excited you're considering our outstanding Curry College academic programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.