The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance offers its majors a
liberal education and pre-professional training in an
interdisciplinary program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in
dramatic art, with an emphasis in either theatre or dance.
Students develop their abilities through a wide range of courses
combining practical and theoretical skills that emphasize
critical thought and independence in a context of challenging
From the first year, majors may participate in every aspect of
bringing a work to the stage: acting, dance, directing,
playwriting, choreography, stage management, and design.
Technical practice in the design and creation of sets, costumes,
sound, and lighting accompanies a firm grounding in dramatic
literature, dance and theater history, performance theory and
criticism. This combination of theory and practice prepares
students for a broad range of career opportunities.
Most importantly, it provides an opportunity for you to work
closely with a faculty member to develop an original creative or
scholarly project, to explore an idea with greater depth and
rigor than is typically encountered in the undergraduate
The (DRA 192) Internship Program is intended to enable students
to obtain practical educational experience which will
complement and enhance the traditional educational process. The
experience should also aid the student in the exploration of
potential career opportunities and assist the student in
clarifying his/her personal and educational goals.
Details about the program and its application form are found in
the PDF program at right.