The world is your stage as a USJ drama student.

USJ offers a Drama minor and a self-designed Drama major that include a variety of practical and scholarly course offerings. 

About USJ’s Drama Minor:

  • A minor in Drama consists of 18 credits.
  • Students are required to take Intro to Theatre and three credits of Production Practicum (e.g., 1.5 hours per semester).
  • For the remaining 12 credits, students may choose from the following options: either Acting Fundamentals I or II; either From the Page to the Stage or Directing for the Stage; and two of these three courses: Modern Drama, History of Theatre I or II.

About USJ’s Self-Designed Drama Major:

A self-designed drama major is available with core classes through USJ and six credits of design and stagecraft classes through the Hartford consortium.

The Queenes Companye:

Those who minor in Drama have many opportunities to produce the living art of theatre in conjunction with the Queenes Companye (the University's theatrical troupe) while studying dramatic literature and theatre history in the classroom. Recent Queenes Companye productions have included: 

  • The Trojan Women
  • Machinal
  • Lysistrata
  • The Laramie Project

Career Opportunities for Drama Students:

One might expect to become a performer, a director, or a stage manager after studying drama, but theatre assists in a wide variety of career goals.

  • Anyone who is expected to speak before an audience regularly (such as teachers, lawyers, marketers, or politicians) benefits from their acting experiences.
  • Physicians who have a drama background are better doctors and are more empathetic to their patients, possessing a stronger bedside manner (source: Journal of the American Medical Association).
  • Acting classes can help one in business, sales, and retail (source: John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray and Christmas).