Year by Year

See what four years might look like in this major.

First Year

You'll take courses such as your Integrated Core Curriculum freshman seminar, Economics, Theatre Organization & Management and Script Analysis. In the theatre you will sell tickets and concessions, train ushers, promote shows and work on two production crews. Faculty help students prepare to land summer jobs and internships with performing arts companies. 

Second Year

In the classroom, you'll move onto business core classes such as Legal Environment of Business. You'll take Promotion and Publicity for the Performing Arts and consider a minor in another academic area or design a suite of liberal arts courses. Your theatre practice assignment might include managing the concessions bar or the ticket office or managing group sales. 

Third Year

Junior year is a great time to study abroad and many TAMs go to London and intern with world renowned companies such as Donmar Warehouse. Coursework in London may include an intensive course where you get to know the city by seeing dozens of performances. Back in Ithaca, you'll take classes such as Organizational Behavior and Management and Financial Accounting. The experiential learning part of your degree may now include a leadership position, such as producer of our Studio 2 productions, or promotions or publicity associate.

Fourth Year

Senior TAMs have the experience to take on roles such as marketing manager or house manager. Some seniors explore independent study opportunities and participate in undergraduate research conferences. Senior year is a great time to intern with a local theatre in Ithaca as you take courses in Fundraising and Producing Theatre. Seniors participate in the weeklong intensive "Field Studies" experience during the spring semester in New York City. Students meet dozens of alums who are actively engaged in the creative industries and more than willing to lend a hand with the job search.

TAM Catalog Program Requirements

Take a look at the requirements for this major.