Drama

Bachelor of Arts

Step into the spotlight

Take the stage as a drama major at Lynn University, where you will hone your craft in performance and production in the state-of-the-art Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center.

In the B.A. in Drama program at Lynn, you’ll study studio theater, audio performance, writing, directing and producing. You’ll work closely with your peers and professors and get hands-on experience with professional equipment. Plus, as a drama major, you’ll extensively study the dramatic arts and be empowered to design, create and produce your own work.

What you’ll learn as a drama major

  • Lighting, sound and set creation
  • Film and video editing
  • Radio and camera performance

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated annual tuition

“You make close connections with people at small schools. I met my friends for life in the drama program.”

Jessica Quigley, drama major
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Drama curriculum

With the bachelor’s degree in drama program, you’ll gain a strong foundation in performance and production. You’ll develop your talent in acting, directing, stage management, technical design and writing with the full range of courses taught by expert professors with years of experience in stage, film and television. 

Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits in the following categories:

  • 54 university core curriculum credits
  • 12 CIC core credits
  • 33 major credits
  • 21 free elective credits

Course preview

COM 103 Acting I
Study the basic techniques of acting such as script analysis, character development, objectives, actions, obstacles and subtext through scene and monologue performances.

COM 215 Writing for Performance
Explore the techniques and art of storytelling as it applies to radio, film, television and personal documentary. Study the foundations for each form and create original work in film, television sitcoms and stage performance.

COM 403 Directing the Actor
Learn the techniques of theater and film directing. Study how to analyze scripts, develop a directorial concept, stage a scene, create a rehearsal process and schedule and talk to actors. Produce a short play and short film.

Drama jobs and careers

A drama degree isn’t limited to the entertainment industry. There are many drama jobs and careers that you can obtain with a bachelor’s in drama from Lynn, including: 

  • Actor 
  • Set designer 
  • Director 
  • Film production assistant 
  • Choreographer 
  • Screen/script writer
  • Performer 
  • Technical production specialist 

Graduates of the B.A. in Drama program have gone on to work for many well-known establishments, such as: 

  • Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida 
  • Metro Chicago concert hall in Chicago, Illinois
  • Villanova Theatre in Villanova, Pennsylvania 
  • Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida
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