JHU Theatre Arts Major
To whom it may concern: we, the students, staff, and community members of Johns Hopkins University would like to make known our desire for a formal Theatre Arts and Studies Major to be established at Johns Hopkins. This would represent a major push towards opening Johns Hopkins up to a wider array of students, as well as provide the opportunity for current students to pursue their theatrical passions at an official capacity. As the Theatre Arts and Studies department already exists at JHU, this would not require additional funding, courses, professors, or resources of any kind, but simply be the formal establishment of a discipline for which the school has had the means to create for many years. With the recent creation of the John Astin Faculty Teaching Fund, intended to set up a Theatre Arts faculty position in John’s name, the resources required for a theatre major will remain within reach for years to come, and all that needs to be done is submit a proposal. The following represents a list of students, staff, and other members of the Hopkins community who feel strongly that the inclusion of a Theatre Major at Hopkins would be beneficial, productive, and crucial to furthering the importance of the arts at Hopkins. We hope you’ll take these many voices into consideration when making a formal decision on this matter.