Academics: Majors and Programs


In August 2016, the Department of Drama and Dance was separated into two departments. In fall 2016, the name of the drama department was officially changed to the Department of Theater and Performance.

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Theater and Performance

The theater and performance curriculum is designed to offer a challenging theater arts program that encourages discovery, creativity and scholarship for those students whose special interests and talents lead them to the theater and performance; to impart to all majors the formal preparation necessary for advanced academic or professional study; to offer Spelman students experiences in theater arts, by giving her broad-based exposure to the various aspects of theater and performance; and to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Spelman College, the Atlanta University Center and the community at large.


After completing the drama major, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for advanced academic or professional study in drama or dance performance and/or history at graduate institutions and professional schools
  • Exhibit an appreciation of drama and dance arts
  • Articulate orally and in written form historical, literary, and theoretical knowledge of drama and dance forms
  • Demonstrate well-rounded development in the theater arts, including critical thinking skills, high-level skills in performing arts, and enhanced creativity

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