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Dramatic Arts, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1207 (BCR) Cleveland, OH, United States
The Dramatic Arts Program at Cleveland State University is in transition to a core of performance emphasis courses designed to better help graduates meet the challenges in the profession.
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Overview

While students will still learn the basics of technical theatre, acting and directing for the stage and camera will become the emphasis.

Students will also have the opportunity to study technical theatre, theatre history and playwriting in advanced courses.

Students interested in pursuing a major in Dramatic Arts are encouraged to seek guidance from program faculty or staff. For a full explanation of coming changes contact the Dramatic Arts Program.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

While stage acting and directing opportunities are sought by many, much of the work today for actors and directors is in film, broadcast and other media. Our students increasingly find opportunities in television and radio commercials. The business is very competitive, so we provide instruction by those who are working in or have previous experience in the field.

Some graduates are working professional actors in Northeast Ohio and elsewhere. Others teach theatre or related media courses in colleges and high schools. Two of our graduates teach here at Cleveland State: one in Dramatic Arts and one in Communication. Others work in the allied fields of public relations and advertising. Some have gone on to advanced degrees in Dramatic Arts, Law Education and Business.

Accreditation

Cleveland State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Technical Theatre (4 credits)
  • Stage Management (3 credits) or 
  • Costume History & Design (3 credits)
  • Principles of Directing (4 credits)
  • Creative Dramatics (3 credits)
  • Children's Theatre (3 credits) or
  • Puppet Production (3 credits)
  • Theatre Organization and Management (4 credits)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

The following admission requirements apply to students who have not completed any college-level course work after completing secondary school.

  • Cumulative secondary school GPA equivalent to a 2.3 on the US grading scale for most programs. The College of Engineering requires a 2.7 and the College of Education and Human Services requires a 2.5.
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • Students applying to the Honors College, student athletes who must comply with NCAA eligibility requirements, and those who have attended a US high school or secondary school in another country that follows the US high school curriculum must submit ACT or SAT scores. These students must submit a minimum ACT score of 16, or a minimum old SAT score of 770 (before March 1, 2016), or a minimum new SAT score of 860 (after March 1, 2016). The Honors College has higher requirements, please see the Honors College website for more information.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      604 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 604 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      570 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      401 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 401 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Cleveland

    • 980 - 1620 USD/month
      Living Costs

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