At MIT, the arts are widely practiced, performed, and celebrated -
in corridors and classrooms, on stage and in the studio.
exhibitions, performances, and readings enliven MIT's campus annually,
enhancing and enriching campus life while drawing tens of thousands of
visitors from throughout the region.
Between 60 and 70 percent of incoming freshmen come to MIT with
strong interests and involvement in the arts. Many pursue their
artistic interests through participation in MIT's Music and Theater
Arts Section, which provides numerous opportunities for students to
develop artistically and intellectually.
MIT's Music Program provides a challenging, rewarding undergraduate
musical education for students at every level of preparation and
talent. The music faculty includes internationally known composers and
performers, and students may choose from a wide variety of offerings in
performance, theory/analysis/composition, and music history/literature.
MIT students can major, double major, minor or concentrate in music.
In addition to individual and class study in traditional and
experimental music, students may participate in many performance groups
directed by members of the faculty. These include the MIT Symphony and
String Chamber Orchestras, Wind Ensemble, Festival Jazz Ensemble,
Chamber Music Society, Concert Choir, Chamber Chorus, Gamelan
Galak-Tika and the Senegalese performing ensemble, RAMBAX MIT.
Through MIT's Theater Arts Program, students explore diverse theatrical
forms and practices, from the scripted play to actor-created theater,
from musical theater to the theater of identity politics. Courses range
from playwriting to directing to set design, always reflecting a
commitment to diverse aesthetics. Students participate in numerous
curricular and extracurricular ensembles ranging from the curricular
Dramashop to the extracurricular improv comedy troupe, Roadkill Buffet.
The Program welcomes students' unique cultural and individual
perspectives in a collaborative environment that encourages inquiry as
the cornerstone of both personal and artistic growth. Together, MIT
Theater's faculty and students work together in search of expression,
depth and mastery in the art of theater.
Department of Music and Theater Arts links
Visit the MIT Music home page at:
Visit the MIT Theater Arts home page at:
Review the MIT Department of History curriculum at: