Courses | Faculty
Theatre from every side.
As a Bennington student, you are encouraged to take a broad range of courses within the larger drama discipline, including acting, directing, playwriting, theatre history, dramatic literature, design, and stage management, and classes often come together to create collaborative work. Collaboration is essential to the study of drama at Bennington.
For each term that you take a class in drama, you also complete a technical lab, working in the scene shop, costume shop, or technical crew—learning the nuts and bolts of what it takes to produce theatre. Between labs, Drama Forum, and your classes, you engage immediately and directly in the drama community at Bennington. Through Field Work Term you may choose to apply your skills in professional theater settings, or in internships that complement your studies in other ways.
During the weekly Drama Forum, students and faculty present work in progress, and guest speakers lead workshops and lectures. Several productions are staged each term.
The Princeton Review ranks Bennington College in the top five for Best College Theater.