English Department
The Drama concentration and minor offers courses in acting, directing, playwriting, and dramatic literature.
students in a play on stage
Program Location

Available Majors

If you are interested in drama as a major, you may do so by spending a semester or year abroad at Lancaster University in the U.K.

Available Minors

Drama (also available as a concentration in the English program)


Required Courses

English majors who wish to complete a drama emphasis or minor take the following seven courses:

DRM 240 - Acting Techniques
DRM 245 - Directing Techniques
DRM 320 - Techniques in Theatre Practice
ENG 203 - Playwriting
ENG 220 - Introduction to Drama
ENG 318 - Modern and Contemporary Women Dramatists, or
ENG 320 - Influence and Experiment in Modern Drama
DRM 320 - Techniques in Theatre Practice (focus in stagecraft area)

Professional Workshop Opportunities

Our program collaborates frequently with Baltimore-area theaters, including recent acting and directing workshops with artists from the American Shakespeare Center, Center Stage, and Single Carrot Theater.

Lauren Romagnano

Lauren Romagnano

Well Prepared to Pursue My Passion

Alum, NDMU Class of 2017
English, Drama
Through both the rigorous academic pathways and the extensive connections that the drama program has provided, I'm well prepared to enter a field that is focused solely on my favorite area of Shakespeare's theatre. What's Next for Lauren: Mary Baldwin University, Master’s Program Shakespeare & Performance Dual Masters in Literature & Fine Arts

Learn More

For information on Drama programs and theater productions at the University, contact: 

Dr. Kate Bossert 
Drama Coordinator
Department of English

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