The department program is comprised of required courses, seminars, electives, and practical workshops.
Required courses provide a broad foundation in the history of Israeli and international theatre, in the analysis of plays and theatre performance, and in the theories of drama, direction, and acting.
Seminars are courses that provide in-depth knowledge in selected issues in the art of theatre and offer an experience of critical thinking and academic writing.
Elective courses change from year to year. They include regular lecture classes, classes with exercise lessons, and classes with practical laboratory elements. Classes with a laboratory element allow the students to carry out a practical project as part of their grade.
Workshops and laboratory
Practical workshops offer an initial acquaintance with theatrical work and stage language through courses such as “Basics of Acting”, “Stage Movement”, “Voice Performance”, “Stage Design”, and others. In addition, the department offers advanced theatre workshops in which students work on a cooperative project or personal productions that are staged in front of the university audience at the end of the school year.
Practical workshops and laboratory lessons are an important part of the department studies. These classes are conducted in the special artistic spaces of the “Parking Lot Theatre” (the department’s theatre auditorium) and the Mirror Room.
The department’s undergraduate study program comprises 60 credits and can be undertaken in two tracks:
1 – A single-major track: a major in theatre studies and additional complementary courses from other departments in the Humanities.
2 – A dual-major track that combines studies in another department from the combinations table. The especially recommended departments are psychology, literature, art, communication, education, Jewish philosophy, sociology, business administration.
Some of the theoretical lessons are conducted in the Media section of the library. Students also have access to the Israel Goor Theatre Archives and Museum.
Please see possible combinations here.
Students in the department are offered a system of sectional studies in two areas, intended for expanding theoretical knowledge alongside practical experience:
1. Theater Therapy
2. Jewish Theatre
The study program in both sections is based on three components: major courses in the field, frameworks that enable practical individual projects, and two courses from other departments in the field of study. The study program for the Theatre Therapy section deals with the relationship between theatre and psychological therapy and social work. The program for Jewish Theatre refers to the relationship between theatre and Judaism and Jewish philosophy.
Please review the list of courses here.