Program Description BSC's drama program gives students the freedom to experiment and the encouragement to learn. The curriculum provides the first two years toward a bachelor's degree in theatre and can enhance professional communication skills that benefit throughout a lifetime. Students study acting, voice and diction, oral interpretation, theatre movement, technical design and stagecraft. Other opportunities for participation are three major theatre productions a year, BSC Drama Club, student-directed plays (Festival of Short Plays), and American College Theatre Festival regional competitions.
The program offers study options for an emphasis in performance or technical theatre. Scholarships are available for both these crafts.
Preparation Theatre students should feel the need to express their sense of truth through art, be curious and sensitive to their own and others' feelings, and have a strong sense of discipline. Interest in literature is recommended. Participation in high school music, drama or speech activities or construction or electrical trade courses can be beneficial.
Program Requirements Students who complete the curriculum requirements earn an Associate in Arts degree.
BSC has cooperative agreements with Dickinson State University and Minot State University and several other four-year institutions that allow students to continue with a bachelor's degree on the BSC campus. Those transferring to other institutions should consult the catalog of the transfer institution and modify BSC's suggested curriculum where necessary.
Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.
Career Opportunities Actor, dancer, director, technical director, playwright, production designer, production manager, costume designer, scenic artist, scenic craftsman, control board operator, property master, budget director, arts/talent manager, theatre manager, studio engineer, exhibit designer, copy/script writer, teacher, tour guide.