The curriculum of the Drama program of Vassar College reflects our mission for both non-majors and majors: to encourage students to read deeply and to understand the basics of literary-critical analysis through phenomenological and practical means. Drama 102, “Introduction to Theater Making,” reflects our teaching philosophy and our collaborative process. It is designed to engage students as critical audience members and to help them move beyond purely emotional reactions to critical judgment and analysis. In these ways, the course fulfills the college's mission of helping students to develop their powers of reason and imagination through processes of analysis and synthesis.
By the time drama majors leave Vassar, we expect them to be familiar with the history of world theater and dramatic literature from its ancient Greek beginnings to the present. We also expect students to have developed the ability to think critically about both dramatic texts and theatrical productions and to be able to express original critical and analytical thoughts through clear prose. Finally, we expect students to have gained an understanding of and practical ability in the various elements of theatrical production: acting, directing, design, dramaturgy and technical theater.
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- Theater-Making: Theory and Practice
- The Acting Company
- The Genius of Chekhov: Theatre and Tales
- Theater Production Participation
- The Experimental Theater
- 48 months
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DisciplinesTheatre & Dance View 1235 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application
- Secondary School Report and High School Transcript: To be completed and sent by your guidance counselor
- Teacher Evaluations
- Mid-year Grade Report Vassar requests each applicant's most recent grade report to be sent by their school counselor
- Vassar will not require students to submit the SAT or ACT for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, as part of a new pilot policy. Applicants will be able to decide whether or not to submit their test scores
- If English is neither your first language nor the primary language of instruction you have used throughout secondary school (minimum of three full years in English), you should submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and/or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
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