Drama

Phone: 715-346-4429
Email: theatre@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance

715-346-4429
theatre@uwsp.edu
www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance

UW-Stevens Point Drama graduates at work

  • Courtney Milkent, ’15History and Drama Teacher, Presentation College, Bray, Ireland
  • Jaclynn Joslin ’14Stage Management Apprentice, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago
  • Dan Klarer ’09Theatre Artist and Fight Choreographer, Glasgow, Scotland

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Phone: 715-346-4429
Email: theatre@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance

Choose Drama at UW-Stevens Point

The drama program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers its students the opportunity to direct, manage and write for theatre. The BA in Drama is not a performance-focused degree.  The strength of the BA in Drama is that it allows students the opportunity to take classes in many areas of the department and pursue an education that helps them define and focus their interests as they progress through the degree.  With only 44-52 credits required to earn a BA in Drama, students are able to add a second major or multiple minors. 

Drama students receive a concrete knowledge of the history and literature of world theatre, an understanding of contemporary thinking and performance, and a broad vocabulary in the fields of theatre and performance studies, acting, design and technology, and directing. Students learn transferable skills including critical thinking, oral and written communication, organization and time management, textual analysis, collaboration, and an understanding of the creative process.

Career opportunities in Drama

​Students use the skills they’ve learned at UW-Stevens Point to meet the challenges of the business and begin exciting careers on Broadway, in regional theater, on national tours and in television and film. The training our majors receive is excellent preparation for success in nationally ranked graduate programs. See where our graduates are working on our alumni map.

Building your résumé

At UW-Stevens Point, drama majors work in a variety of venues including state-of-the-art mainstage, studio and dance spaces. The department produces a full season of contemporary and classical theater, musicals and dance concerts. Students attend master classes with world-renowned guest artists, such as Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone, Jason Robert Brown, and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. Students who earn the BA degree generally either enter the profession or pursue graduate degrees in specific areas of theatre study. Many BA Drama graduates use the transferable skills they learned in the program to pursue careers in a variety of other fields such as finance, nursing, social work, arts management and business.

Outside the classroom

Players Student Artistic Alliance is a group that coordinates regional trips to see shows in Appleton, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Chicago. The group mounts student-designed and directed productions and produces "Spotlight" performances that give majors the chance to share original work with their peers. The department also participates in the American College Theatre Festival and has sponsored productions that have toured and successfully competed in regional festivals.

Contact the Student Involvement and Employment Office to learn about other opportunities on campus.

Student support services

​UW-Stevens Point’s great student-to-teacher ratio means that majors receive excellent guidance and mentoring that supports personal and academic success. Faculty members are accessible and happy to help majors get the most out of their educational experience. The entire department is considered a safe zone for members of the LGBT community and accommodations are available for people with disabilities.  UW-Stevens Point also offers career planning and job search services through its Career Services office, linking education to the world of work for UW-Stevens Point students.