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Performance Concentration

As part of the Bachelor of Arts in Drama, students may choose a concentration in Performance. Performance majors are provided opportunities to gain stage experience in drama department mainstage productions, student directed one acts and other events such as our 10 minute play festival and staged readings/activities during the academic year.


In addition to the university core classes, performance students take:

Core Drama Classes 

DR 241 Acting
DR 242 Introduction to the Theatre DR 250, 350, and 450 Student’s Theatre (scenic, costume, lighting)
DR 284 Stage Crafts
DR 342 Directing
DR 361 and 362 Theatre History I and II
DR 375 Stage Management
DR 463 Dramatic Theory
DR 490 Senior Practicum
EH 373 or EH 410 20th Cent Drama/American Drama

9 hours of required Performance courses

DR 290 Speech for performer
DR 354 Movement for the Stage
DR 441 Acting 2

9 hours of Performance Electives

See catalog for complete list of electives (Some examples are Audition and Portfolio, Musical Theatre Dance, Puppetry, Stage Make-up, and Child Drama)


Performance Concentration Plan of Study

Performance Concentration Advising Checklist

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