Programs in theatre support the liberal arts mission of Drury University by offering:
- Basic courses designed to develop appreciation and lead to increased understanding of theatre arts and their contribution to the cultural life,
- Courses that lead to a major or minor in theatre and provide opportunities for students from the general campus population to fulfill graduation requirements,
- Programs that prepare students for professional careers, graduate study or teaching,
- Curricular and co-curricular productions integrated with the course offerings to provide majors with creative laboratory experiences, all Drury students with participation opportunities, and the entire Drury community with opportunities to experience a wide variety of theatrical productions.
Theatre students are expected to pursue individual educational goals within the context of a broad liberal arts education. The department of theatre offers a major in theatre leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Within the general theatre major, students have options for selecting specific emphases in the field.
Students planning secondary teaching careers may pursue a major program leading to certification; this option may be combined with the pursuit of an additional teaching area.
The theatre major requires a minimum of 43 credit hours.
All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.
Choose one of the following elective courses:
THTR 270: Stage Management
THTR 354: Writing for Stage and Screen
THTR 361: Costume Design
THTR 365: Scene Design
THTR 366: Stage Lighting
THTR 367: Sound Design
THTR 481: Acting III
All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.
All theatre majors, minors, and those students on a theatre grant are required to enroll in Theatre Practicum 200 (fall) and 201 (spring) for every semester in residence. Theatre Practicum counts toward an Engaged Learning requirement.