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Drama/Musical Theatre

Drama teaches students the skills necessary for careers in the acting, writing, marketing, directing, and editing fields. The program also equips graduates with the skills necessary for efficient and effective visual and oral communication, provides opportunities to gain personal and professional contacts offers a broad base of knowledge and experiences, and to provide information to make informed career decisions.

The School of Drama prepares students for professional careers in theatre, film, and theatre education. A degree in musical theatre prepares students for jobs in the entertainment industry, both on stage and off.


Career Opportunities

  • Actor/Actress
  • Art Director
  • Chairman of the Studio
  • Choreographer
  • Cinematographer
  • Creative Assistant
  • Creative Executive
  • Critic
  • Designer
  • Director
  • Drama Coach
  • Editor
  • Gaffer
  • Greensman
  • Grip
  • Marketing/Promotion
  • Producer
  • Production
  • Publicist
  • Publicity
  • Screen or Stage Performer
  • Screenwriter
  • Script Reader
  • Script Supervisor
  • Talent Agent
  • Theater Consultant
  • Voice-Over Artist
  • Writer/Author

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Related Websites

Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at OU
Acting Careers
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