Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
It was announced on The Crimson yesterday that Harvard will officially be offering a theater, dance, and media concentration for the next fall semester. Due to high demand from the students, Harvard officially announced the proposal of this major. The institution has so many involved in the arts, so this major will allow those students to incorporate these interests into their core academic study. Harvard is now the seventh Ivy League school to have a primary degree in theater.
So why did it take Harvard so long to include a theater major in their institution? Princeton is the only Ivy League left to incorporate a theater major, but why haven’t they done so already? Do you think Ivy League schools disregard theater as a “real” discipline of study? I think there is something to say for the fact that Harvard is morphing “Theater, Dance, and Media” into one major, as if those disciplines are not hefty enough to exist separately.