Drama

Bachelor of Arts

Step into the spotlight

Take the stage in the 750-seat Wold Performing Arts Center, or our smaller studio performance space as a drama major at Lynn University. Here, you will develop your talent in acting, directing, stage management, writing or production through our full range of courses. You'll also learn how to design and build sets in the scenery shop, or master lighting and sound using the latest equipment and technology.

As a drama major, you'll learn from a faculty of professional actors with years of stage, film and television experience in our state-of-the-art television studio to become proficient in film and video editing, radio voiceover and performance for the camera.

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. 

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.

Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits.

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 
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Drama therapist 
  • Technical production specialist 
  • Public relations specialist 
  • Motivational speaker

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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