Classes are Available Online or on Campus in Washington DC

The Department of Drama, one of the oldest theatre programs in the country, enjoys a national reputation for the artistic and intellectual quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Our programs are designed on the premise that theatre is a fundamental cultural necessity that enriches and is enriched by its community. The department provides prospective teachers, actors, directors, designers, playwrights and scholars with practical skills and a comprehensive understanding of theatre.

  • DR 106: Acting for Non-Majors - 3 credits, On Campus

    This course is an introduction to an action oriented contemporary approach to acting technique. Each class will explore and expand upon our understanding of the actor's process, the world of the play, the world of the professional theatre, and the means and techniques an actor uses in order to serve the story. Each class will incorporate elements of exercise work, improvisation, script analysis, rehearsal, observation, and discussion.
  • DR 205: Introduction to Speech Communications - 3 credits (online), Online

    Theory and exercises in speech communication, emphasizing perception, language (verbal and nonverbal), and interaction. Students apply principles in a variety of transactions.  
  • DR 403: Public Speaking - 3 credits (online), Online

    An introduction ot the rhetorical types and techniques of platform speaking and to the organization of speech materials. Develops the skills needed for effective communication in public settings. Topics include speech development and structure, audience analysis, presentation techniques, and critical listening. Open to students in all disciplines.