For more information on the admission process, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Applications may be submitted via the Common Application.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
800 21st Street NW, Suite 100
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions: or 202-994-6040

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

A minimum of 21 credits in required and selected courses.

CTAD 1330Basics of Production Design
CTAD 2339Theatre Practicum (taken three times for a total of 3 credits) *
CTAD 3245History of the Theatre I
or CTAD 3245W History of the Theatre I
CTAD 3246History of the Theatre II
or CTAD 3246W History of the Theatre II
Additional courses
Three additional courses (9 credits) selected from the list below, at least one of which must be numbered 2000 or above. Other CTAD courses may be accepted through advanced petition.
CTAD 1000Dean's Seminar
CTAD 1025Understanding the Theatre
CTAD 1035Theatre Production
CTAD 1214Beginning Acting
or CTAD 1215 Acting Fundamentals for Majors and Minors
CTAD 1214Beginning Acting
CTAD 1240Performance Theory and Criticism
CTAD 2215Scene Study
CTAD 2240Play Analysis
CTAD 2250Dramatic Writing
CTAD 2339Theatre Practicum (taken for a maximum of 3 credits) *
CTAD 3131WPerformance, Identity, and Social Change
CTAD 3222Topics in Advanced Acting
CTAD 3223Mask and Movement
CTAD 3224Voice and Speech
CTAD 3225Stage Dialects
CTAD 3226Acting Shakespeare
CTAD 3227Acting for Camera
CTAD 3228Creating Solo Performance: Performing Culture, Performing History
CTAD 3229Auditions and the Acting Business *
CTAD 3231Unarmed Stage Combat
CTAD 3232Stage Combat Swordplay
CTAD 3240Introduction to Dramaturgy
or ENGL 3240 Introduction to Dramaturgy
CTAD 3247Musical Theatre History
CTAD 3248 
CTAD 3249Decolonizing Shakespeare through Contemporary Theory
CTAD 3331Introduction to Lighting
CTAD 3332Theatrical Makeup Design
TRDA 3333Stage Management
CTAD 3334Introduction to Audio Design
CTAD 3335Introduction to Scene Design
CTAD 3336Introduction to Costuming
CTAD 4273Devising New Works in Performance
CTAD 4274Hip-Hop Theatre
CTAD 4275Directing for the Theatre
CTAD 4338Scene Painting
CTAD 4592Special Topics in Theatre Studies
CTAD 4593Special Topics in Theatre Performance
CTAD 4594Special Topics in Production Design
CTAD 4595Selected Topics
or CTAD 4595W Selected Topics
CTAD 4596Independent Study
CTAD 4597Senior Project
CTAD 4598Internship

*Students are required to take CTAD 2339 for a total of 3 credits. They may choose to take the course for an additional 1 to 3 credits. These additional credits count toward the 9 credits in courses selected from the list of options.