Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Drama, BS

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James Clark, Program Coordinator
820 East Genesee Street


James Clark

Theater Management Track

In the bachelor of science (B.S.) degree program you’ll enjoy a balance of drama department classes, liberal arts, and other academic courses. The theater management track is the only one of our B.S. tracks to which you can apply as a new student. It 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.

Other B.S. in Drama Tracks

After gaining admission to, and completing a portion of, one of the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree programs (acting, musical theater, stage management, or theater design and technology), you may decide that you want to pursue other academic interests. Several other tracks in the B.S. program-including playwriting and directing, which are more broadly focused than the B.F.A. programs-enable you to tailor the curriculum to your individual interests and to pursue a minor


Student Learning Outcomes

For Information on student learning outcomes, please contact the department.

Program Requirements

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.

Drama Emphasis Theater Management: 38 Credits

Theatre Laboratory: 0 credits

Academic Requirements: 6 credits

Minor/Academic Specialization: 18 credits

Drama Electives: 10 credits

Drama electives (also known as drama support) are courses that are not required specifically for the student’s program of study, but which are meant to enhance their understanding of their major field or their overall undergraduate experience.

Academic Electives 26 credits

Humanities  (6 credits)

Social Sciences  (6 credits)

Natural Sciences/ Math  (6 credits)

Free Academic Electives  (8 credits)


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.

Total Credits Required: 120

Degree Awarded: BS in Drama

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