2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 27, 2021  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drama, BS


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Contact:

Department of Drama, 820 East Genesee Street, 315-443-2669.

http://vpa.syr.edu/drama/undergraduate/bs-drama

Faculty

Joseph Alberti, Gerardine M. Clark, James Clark, Timothy Davis-Reed, Rodney S. Hudson, Elizabeth Ingram, Malcolm Ingram, Felix Ivanoff, Marie Kemp, Victor Lazarow, Anthony Salatino, David Wanstreet

The Department of Drama’s B.S. degree program provides a balance of drama department classes, liberal arts, and other academic courses. It combines the intensive training of the Drama Department with a broad education in the liberal arts. Students enrolled in the B.S. degree may choose a track (concentration) in Directing, Playwriting, Theater Technology or Acting, provided that they have been admitted to, and have completed a portion of, a Drama BFA program. However, students may be directly admitted into the Theater Management B.S. track.

The B.S. degree requires 120 credits, including a minimum of 50 credits in the liberal arts, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C). In addition to the liberal arts distribution of requirements, students must select an 18-credit minor or academic specialization in an academic (non-studio) area of study. They may take additional credits if they wish to satisfy their own interests.

The new Theater Management track will prepare you for a variety of careers including producing, marketing and public relations, casting, development, and general management. It will also provide you with the chance to develop widely transferable management skills. Working in direct partnership with professionals at Syracuse Stage, you will gain firsthand knowledge of a professional theater company’s operations.

The Acting and Theater Technology tracks in the B.S. program are more broadly focused than the B.F.A. programs. This allows you to tailor your course of studies to your individual interests, and facilitates the pursuit of a minor in an area of your choice, while still enabling you to take advantage of the Department’s many resources - including opportunities to study abroad, and our partnership with Syracuse Stage.

Please note that the Theater Management track is the only B.S. track that is currently open to direct application (which includes an interview). All other B.S. tracks are available only to those students who have been admitted to, and completed a portion of, one of our B.F.A. programs.

B.S. in drama degree requirements


(acting or theater design and technology emphasis)

Total Credits: 17


Total Credits: 16


Total Credits: 16


Total Credits: 17


Junior Year, Fall Semester


  • Minor/academic specialization 3
  • Drama support 6
  • Humanities/science/social science elective 6

Total Credits: 15


Junior Year, Spring Semester


  • Theater history elective 3
  • Minor/academic specialization 3
  • Humanities/science/social science elective 6
  • Drama support 3

Total Credits: 15


Senior Year, Fall Semester


Total Credits: 12


Senior Year, Spring Semester


  • Drama literature 3
  • Minor/academic specialization 6
  • Drama support 3

Total Credits: 12


Total 120


Note:


*Courses with an asterisk are listed for DRA emphasis but could be substituted with DRD classes for theater design and technology emphasis.

It is recommended that the student finds an official minor from a school or college within the University that complements his or her course of study or, in consultation with his or her advisor, selects an academic specialization that is of interest and will enhance the student’s education.

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