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Drama Program News

Dramatic arts program in beginning stages of Farm Theater projectAgain this year, Centre College’s Dramatic Arts Program is in its beginning stages with The Farm Theater College Collaborating Program...
DramaCentre presents “Cloud 9,” Nov. 9-12This weekend, DramaCentre will bring to the Norton Center for the Arts’ Weisiger Theatre stage Caryl Churchill’s “Cloud 9,” a parody...

The Dramatic Arts Program seeks to provide a balanced and comprehensive theatre experience for all students.

We offer classes for both majors and non-majors that provide a thorough foundation in theatrical history, theory, and literature as well as training in acting, directing, design, and technical theatre. Thus, students are prepared for graduate education and for employment in any field that values high level communication skills as well as for careers in theatre as teacher, artist, technician, or manager.

In preparation for their graduate school and/or a professional career, majors are required, as part of their senior seminar experience, to reflect upon their time in the drama program at Centre College. This reflection process involves a public “exhibition” of their four years of work within the program. Students are therefore encouraged to save the physical evidence of work (programs, photographs, models, masks, drawings, designs, etc.) for this display.
For the student body at large, the program affords the opportunity to experience, as audience or participants, a wide range of dramatic forms selected both to educate and to entertain.

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Special Scholarships for Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Scholarship (drama and/or music) program recognizes talented musicians, actors, and theater technicians. Applicants compete for Performing Arts Scholarships, valued up to $5,000 per year and awarded by the drama and music programs. Students should have experience in and a commitment to further personal development in the musical or dramatic arts. Majoring in drama or music is not required. Details about the scholarship can be found on the Special Scholarships web page.

Your Major Took You Where?

A Sampling of Recent Centre Graduates



Governor’s School for the Arts University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., int’l trade & business law)
Cincinnati Playwright’s Initiative Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (M.Phil.)
Florida Studio Theatre
Georgia Shakespeare