Drama majors study and examine plays and other dramatic works and their production. Typical Drama classes cover such topics as theater history, playwriting, acting, and directing, as well as lighting, scenery, and costume design. Classes as well as hands-on experience in the theater provide for the development of imaginative, disciplined expression in the theater, and for students' intellectual growth and cultural enrichment.
CUA's Department of Drama differs from specialized conservatory training by offering a program that informs and is informed by a full liberal arts education. Drama students at CUA have the opportunity to perform, direct, pursue playwriting, dramaturgy, or work on the technical or 'backstage' elements of the theater. A major in Drama can lead to careers directly related to undergraduate study, including positions in theater, television, and radio.
• Marketable SkillsImagination and creativity
Strong oral communication skills
Willingness to work cooperatively and independently
Promptness and respect for deadlines
Ability to learn quickly and correctly
Ability to work under pressure
Goal oriented approach to work
Time management skills
Attention to detail
Appreciation of aesthetic