The Hunter College Theatre Department is a diverse community of students and award-winning faculty right in the heart of New York City and its vibrant theatre scene. Our BA curriculum balances history, theory, and practice by exploring time-honored theatrical traditions and contemporary performance in a liberal arts environment.
Thanks to the generosity of Patty and Jay Baker, we support our students through various initiatives including fellowships, visiting artists, theatre tickets, and the newly renovated Baker Theatre Building. Form long-lasting relationships with our distinguished faculty and meet our Tony award-winning chair Gregory Mosher.
Are you theatre-curious? Our department has opportunities for writers, actors, designers, producers, stage managers, and more. Click below to learn more about the advantages of majoring in theatre.
Get a first-rate theatre education at an affordable price. With the financial aid opportunities available, you don't have to go into debt to get your degree. Our department also offers grants for student productions.
The CUNY Value
80% Graduate debt-free
75% Receive financial support
$7,440 Average Financial aid package
$3.4 million in merit scholarships granted annually
Many students graduate without debt, thanks to Hunter's affordable tuition. Please note that the table below does not include fees or textbook expenses. For a more accurate number, use the tuition calculator below.
Theatre majors get first access to our exclusive visiting artist events. These Q&A sessions allow students to learn from seasoned professionals. Past artists include actor Alec Baldwin, Tony award-winning producer of The Band’s Vist, Orin Wolf and actress, singer, DJ, activist, and star of RuPaul's Drag Race, Miss Peppermint.
Baker Theatre Building
We are the only theatre department in New York City with its own building.
Located right on campus, the Baker Theatre Building holds over 20 classrooms, six acting studios, a computer lab, sound design lab, and a library with thousands of scripts and books on theatre. The library also converts into a performance space for student-generated-work.
Rehearsal and performance spaces are available for students and alumni to rent. Click below to learn more.