WHAT IS THEATRE STUDIES?
This major is part of the Fine Arts and Design Exploration Group
Dramatic arts at the University of Connecticut combine the elements of performance, design, and literary traditions into one major. Acting, Design and Technical Theatre, Puppetry, and Theatre Studies are areas of study in the Dramatic Arts program. At its most basic level, Dramatic Arts is for those who love to create, perform, and learn about the world of artistic entertainment. You must ask yourself what part of the performing world you would wish to be a part of. Where do your skills and strengths fit best? Theatre Studies offers knowledge and understanding of the theatre as a performance art and business. This area of study prepares an individual to continue in the theatre world in the business, academic, or writing arenas.
The nature of the work depends entirely on the artistic area that is chosen. But all of the work in the dramatic arts requires long hours for menial pay before having a breakthrough employment opportunity. The work is always creative and requires constant energy and determination. Those who are interested in the business or the writing side of artistic entertainment also have to be prepared to go where the performers are. If the interest is in teaching, employers could be any high schools or colleges that offer theatre and film programs.
HOW TO DECLARE:
INTERVIEW. Interested students should contact Prof. Michael Bradford to arrange for an interview.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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DRAM 1216 - Theatre Production: Lighting and Sound (Major Requirement)
DRAM 1710 - Exploration of Acting (Major Requirement)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
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