What are some career paths?
Some possible career options are actor, casting manager, stagehand, acting coach, and theatre professor. Salary could range from $19,000-$46,000 in Texas.
What will I learn?
Courses in Drama introduce the discipline of theatre. Students explore its history, analyze dramatic works, discover varied stage/acting techniques and production procedures, and critically develop an understanding of theater in relation to other art forms. This includes engaging in class discussion and critical analysis how theater impacts our past and present lives.
How will these courses fit my college pathway?
Those who study drama will develop the ability to effectively communicate in either written or oral format. This is one of the top job skills employers look for in prospective employees. Drama course are part of the core curriculum as an elective for all students. Most universities will accept a drama course as an elective in the core curriculum or in the elective hours required for a bachelor’s degree.
Students who enroll in drama courses will attain confidence in self-presentation, analytical skills, self-discipline and an ability to handle criticism. Students will also be used to working in a team and develop good research skills as most courses tend to involve a major research project or paper.
Theatre Arts majors go on to successful careers in the arts, business, education, government, performance, publishing, and much more.
Skills gained by student’s seeking a Fine Arts degree (particularly Drama) include:
- Performance and presentation skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work under pressure
- Project management skills
- Leadership skills
- Ability to work individually and collaboratively
- Creative problem-solving skills
- Listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills
- Critical thinking skills
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