B.F.A. in Theatre-Directing

The Directing program provides students the requisite skills and experience necessary to direct a theatrical production.

The all-encompassing nature of the curriculum ensures students understand the workings of all areas of production.

Students apply their knowledge in classroom directing assignments, and working alongside faculty directors as assistant directors. In addition, upperclass students have the opportunity to submit proposals to direct both Student Theatre Production and main stage productions as part of the Drake Theatre season.

Theatre Arts Core Requirements (35 credit hrs.):

THEA 003: Acting I, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 005: Readings in Theatre, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 014: Movement I, 2 credit hrs.
THEA 020: Voice I, 2 credit hrs.
THEA 030: Stagecraft (including Lab), 4 credit hrs.
THEA 031: Costuming (including Lab), 4 credit hrs.
THEA 032: Makeup, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 103: Directing I, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 120: Theatre History I, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 121: Theatre History II, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 124: Technical Practicum, 1 credit hr.
THEA 160: Stage Management, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 190: Senior Capstone, 1 credit hr.

Additional Required Theatre courses (16 credit hrs.):

THEA 004: Acting II, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 015: Movement II, 2 credit hrs.
THEA 021: Voice II, 2 credit hrs.
THEA 055: Acting III, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 104: Directing II, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 165: Project in Theatre (Directing), 1-3 credit hrs. 

Additional Theatre electives (12 credit hrs.)

9 credit hrs. in English literature electives

(3 hours of which must be a Shakespeare course)

Audition Requirements for entry into the BFA Theatre-Directing program

Catalog listing with major requirements

Checklist for BFA Theatre-Directing

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April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.
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