The Theatre Program at Drexel consists of two distinct, yet closely integrated components: Academics and Performance. The intertwining of foundation studies and practical application empowers students to discover and develop their own voice and style in their art. With practical courses in Performance, Administration, and Technical Theatre, students explore areas of interest, develop their skills, and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the practical side of theatre. In addition, the program serves the entire Drexel Community with engaging productions creating life-long supporters of the arts.
Through the study of theatre, students learn more about culture and society and gain a greater understanding of the human condition. In short, they learn about themselves and how they communicate and interact as human beings. Working on Theatre Program productions they interact with students from many different disciplines, and cultural backgrounds as well as professional artists currently working in the field.
Skills learned in theatre courses include fundamental craft based approaches of analysis and imaginative preparation, creative risk taking, collaborative work across disciplines, active listening, techniques for giving and receiving constructive feedback, critical observation, and problem solving. All of these skills will be useful to students in every area of life and in every career where communication is important.
For degree requirements and course descriptions, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.