Dramatic Arts at Harvard includes the study and practice of theatre and dance. The goal of this secondary field is to encourage and make possible a mix of studio training and text-based academic course work. Many departments and degree programs offer courses centered on drama and/or dance, and these courses represent a variety of approaches and emphases for the study of the history and aesthetics of these performing arts.

Students electing a secondary field in Dramatic Arts are urged to choose complementary offerings that make a coherent unit of their combined literary and practical studies.