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Drama Production

Theater & Performance Major

In August 2016, the Department of Drama and Dance was separated into two departments. Major requirements are under review and will be changing.


The Theater & Performance 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 theater & performance 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 major electives must be drama, 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.

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.

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.

Departmental Honors
To be eligible for departmental honors, a student must
1. have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
2. have a 3.3 departmental grade point average
3. have no initial course grade in the major below “B”
4. pass the department’s junior exam with a grade of “B” or better
5. participate in at least six departmental productions

Please refer to the latest College Bulletin for full requirements and course descriptions.

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Theater & Performance Department
Fine Arts Building

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