Theatre Arts

What if you could love being a theatre arts major, as one graduate said, because it makes you truly “feel part of something...”

Theatre Arts explores the creative power inherent in conjuring a world on stage.

Hot ticket
Princeton Review has ranked Drew in the top ten college theater programs
in the nation since 2008.

Careers Made easy

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We encourage you to wear as many hats as possible while you’re with us. You’ll graduate with skills in areas such as lighting, sound, stage design, writing—as well as performance. This flexibility can help you get those first opportunities.

Our majors take advantage of enriching internships near and far. Local opportunities include the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, a top professional company located right on our campus. Majors also intern in New York, Boston, Chicago, sometimes with fellowship assistance to help pay the way.

Our networking event, The Big Schmooze, is a chance for prominent graduates to come back and talk about life after Drew. There’s some noshing, some schmoozing, people exchange cards and phone numbers—lots of great connections. Even well-established alumni 10 to 15 years out are eager to help current students.

Successful Alumni

  • Tony-winning producer
    Revival of La Cage Aux Folles, New York City
  • Associate producer; Emmy winner
    ABC’s Desperate Housewives
  • Casting director
    Telsey + Company, New York City

Learn more about when you graduate

Only a student theater group wholly confident in itself would have this nickname.
Make no mistake, the Drew University Dramatic Society is one of
the campus’s signature experiences.

My Favorite Course

“Clowning is a very particular kind of theater centered around the idea of physical manifestation, rather than an intellectual approach. It is such a mercurial way of acting.
I love it.”

Caitlin Aase on Clowning

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