The drama department offers a major in drama leading to a bachelor of arts degree, with concentrations in design/technical theatre, dramatic literature/history and performance. The department is dedicated to providing the highest-quality artistic training for its undergraduate students through its intensive studio classroom program, its course offerings and its main-stage productions. Because theater production is an extension of classroom teaching, drama majors are required to work in some capacity on every production. The department presents four plays a year and varies the productions to ensure that students deal with a variety of styles and genres. Guest artists provide additional experience in specialized areas.
The drama department student will:
- Develop analytical and critical-thinking skills.
- Develop communication and creative problem-solving skills, and physical and affective skills.
- Challenge himself or herself to push artistic boundaries and take creative risks in an atmosphere of openness and receptivity.
- Develop artistic literacy and aesthetic sensitivities through intensive classroom and production experience.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships of the arts, artistic expressions, and cultural trends and heritages.
- Communicate an understanding of his or her creative potential as person and young artist.