Academics: Majors and Programs

Drama Major

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The drama major consists of 48 semester credits. The major is divided into four areas: the Core; Literature, History and Criticism; Performance; and Technical Theatre/Management. Students majoring in drama are required to take all of the courses offered in the core (36 credit hours) and one elective from each of the other three areas (12 credit hours).
 
Required Core Courses
• DRA 101 Theatre Insight
• DRA 102 Principles of Acting
• DRA 121 Introduction to Technical Theatre and Design
• DRA 206 History of Theatre I
• DRA 207 History of Theatre II
• DRA 302 Theatre Management
• DRA 306 Monologue and Scene Study
• DRA 407 Script Analysis
• DRA 408 Play Directing

The drama major’s major electives must be drama, design, or management courses in areas A, B and C.

The drama major with a concentration in dance consists of 48 semester credits. As with the drama major, students take classes in the drama major core (36 credit hours) and one elective from each of the other three areas (12 credit hours).

Drama Major with Concentration in Dance Core (36)
• DAN 105 Dance Appreciation
• DRA 102 Principles of Acting
• DRA 121 Intro to Tech Theatre and Design
• DRA 206 History of Theatre I
• DRA 207 History of Theatre II
• DRA 302 Theatre Management
• DAN 201 Choreography I
• DAN 301 Choreography II
• DAN XXX 4 credit hours of Dance Technique classes (at least 2 at the intermediate level)

The dance concentrator’s major electives must be dance, design, or management courses in areas A, B, and C.

Departmental Productions
All majors are expected to participate fully in the life of the department by either performing in or doing back-stage work in at least four productions.

Auditions
The audition process provides invaluable learning opportunities. Therefore, students are required to attend general auditions at the beginning of each academic year and to audition for each departmental production to gain auditioning experience.

Internships
Students are encouraged to participate in at least one internship during their time in the department. While internships will earn students credit toward graduation, they will not count as area A, B, or C elective credit.

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