New England College is a creative and supportive learning community that challenges individuals to transform themselves and their world.
New England College (NEC) is recognized as one of America's "Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report. New England College has military benefits that may be available to students who are associated with the U.S. military. New England College emphasizes experiential learning as an essential component in the development of an enduring academic community. Building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, we challenge our students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom.
Art and Design
The major in theatre is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the craft and art of theatre
through both theoretical and practical principles. The philosophy of the Theatre Department stresses the
relationship between a liberal arts education and possible career paths in the theatre or further studies in
graduate programs. The fall and spring Mainstage Theatre productions are linked to the College's
curriculum, providing a learning laboratory in which students have the opportunity to explore educational
themes while producing high caliber theatre performances.