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A Major in Dramatic Performance

Description of Major


This major educates students about how to give carefully crafted, inspired performances, and also make a positive contribution to the level of ensemble playing and the quality of theater life wherever he or she may work.

For more information on studying Dramatic Performance:  click here

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in education, Broadway, off-Broadway, in national tours, regional theatre and in film and television. A variety of jobs are available for dramatic performance graduates, including:

Agent Casting Director
Company Manger Costume Designer
Drama Coach Hairstylist
Lighting Director Makeup Artist
Playwright Producer
Professor Puppeteer
Radio Performer Rigger
Scenic Artist Scenic Designer
Screen Actor Screen Writer
Set Designer Sound Designer
Special Effects Specialist Stage Actor
Stage Director Stage Manager
Teacher Technical Director
Television Actor Theater Critic
Theatrical Press Agent Voice-over Artist


Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree.



Additional Links


The Screen Actors Guild 

American Federation of Television & Radio Artists 

American Dramatic Arts Alliance 

International Theater Institute

UC College-Conservatory of Music