Theatre from every side.
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