Resources for Undergrad Drama Majors

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Arts Link

Interested in a major in the visual, literary, and performing arts?

Arts Link is a resource that helps undergraduate students learn more about the opportunities that exist at the University of Washington in the visual, learning, and performing arts.  Find information about majors, talk with current students from different departments, and learn from advisers about the many options available in Music, Digital Arts, Drama, Dance, Cinema Studies, and more. 

Career Center

Trying to land your ideal job after graduation?

The career center at the University of Washington offers a wide range of resources that can further enable and empower you to create the right path toward your ideal career.  Services include resume writing, personality tests, interviewing skills, internship information, major exploration, job search strategies, reducing test anxiety, and information on graduate schools. 

Costume Club

Interested in creating or designing costumes?

The University of Washington Costume Club is a great way to get involved in the art of costume construction and design. For more information, you can email them at costume@uw.edu or visit their facebook page.

 

Drama Listservs

Stay Informed

The School of Drama keeps communication with students through listservs.  Information includes internship and volunteer opportunities, auditions, class registration, graduation announcements, and other information from the advising office.  Sign up here to keep up-to-date.

Forms

Drama 252 Audtion Form
Drama 351/352/454 Audition Form
Drama 455 Alexander Technique
Drama 460 Directing Application
Drama 493 Internship Contract
Declaration of Major
Departmental Honors Invitation
Writing Course Petition
Independent Study/Variable Credit

Honors

The School of Drama does offer students the opportunity to graduate with Honors.  To be eligible to apply for departmental honors, students must have a minimum of 90 credits, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30, a minimum major GPA of 3.50, and an identified faculty advisor.  To apply for departmenal honors, please fill out the form above and bring it into the Drama Advising Office. 

To graduate with departmental honors, students must meet the above criteria and complete at least one 5 credit Honors independent study course (Drama 490, 491, 499) which can be tailored to each students goals or interests.  The 5 credit honors course will be in addition to the 10 required drama electives.

Internships

Interested in learning on the job?

Participating in internships during your undergraduate education is an excellent way to gain experience, build a resume, and to find the job responsibilities and working environments that are going to be the right fit.   If you have an off-campus opportunity with a local theater, tv station, film company, or radio station and are interested in receiving internship credit, please contact the Drama Adviser so that the internship opportunity can be evaluated for Drama 493 (Supervised Internship) credit.  Part of receiving credit for Drama 493 includes completing an assigned culminating paper or project.  Students can receive up to 6 credits of Drama 493 which can apply toward the 10 required credits of Drama electives.  

Students can also receive credit toward graduation for non-theatre related internship experiences.  If you are interested in other internship opportunities, you can receive up to 6 credits for your internship and completed academic projects by registering for General Studies 350.  General Studies 350 does not count for any Area of Knowledge or for requirements in the major but can count toward the 180 credits needed for graduation.  Internship opportunities are sent out through the BA listserv and students are also encouraged to investigate and research options at local Seattle theatres.

Scholarships

Looking for financial assistance?

Every spring, the School of Drama awards scholarships for undergraduate students for the next academic year. Scholarships can range from $100 to three paid quarters of resident tuition.  Applications are available in mid-January and are announced through the drama_bas email list.  Current Scholarships Available for 2014-2015 include:

More scholarship information is available from:

 

Student Life

Stay Connected

The University of Washington has a wide range of student support services, clubs, organizations, and other resources on campus that can add to your success, open up new opportunities, and increase your self-awareness. 

 

Study Abroad

Interested in seeing the world, making a difference, and exploring other cultures?

Participating in a Study Abroad or Exploration Seminar can be one of the most rewarding and enlightening experiences of your education.  Opportunities can range from 3-4 weeks, to a quarter, to even a year or more.  Study Russian theatre in Tashkent Uzbekistan with the Ilkholm School, take general education courses in Tanzania, or intern with a TV crew in Tokyo.  Find the right opportunity by speaking to an advisor or by visiting the International Programs and Exchanges (IPE) website

Undergraduate Theater Society

Interested in being involved in theatre at the University of Washington?

The Undergraduate Theater Society (UTS) at the University of Washington offers opportunities for students in acting, lighting, sound design, costume design, directing, and more.  The UTS strives to offer rich, artistic, and practical opportunities to the undergraduate theater community by providing human, financial, and technical resources. UTS is a completely student-run, non-profit theatre company led by a student board and advised by Andrew Tsao, head of the BA program. 

UTS 2011-12 Season Poster

 

Volunteer and Service Learning

Interested in making a positive difference in your community?

Volunteering and Experiential Learning can be very rewarding experiences that enable you to make a positive difference in the lives of others, learn more about yourself and your place in the world, and increase your awareness and ability to help solve some of our greatest social challenges.  Tutor students in high schools, serve as a mentor to youth, or volunteer with a high school theatre project.  Information about opportunities available at the UW including links to off-campus resources can be found at The Center for Experiential Learning

Other Drama Resources

UW Drama Library
Located at 145 Hutchinson Hall (just a few doors down from the Advising Office). The Drama Library is a branch of the UW Libraries system. It provides students with access to all circulating and online UW Libraries materials.
  The campus-wide library system can be accessed at:  http://www.lib.washington.edu/