We continue to challenge our students, ourselves and our community by merging literature, design and performance in ways that test the bounds of theatre’s artistic possibilities. We celebrate the power and joy of live theatre as we educate our students and enhance the cultural fabric of our community. As a proud member of the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST), Del Mar Drama is one of a handful of distinguished and highly acclaimed theatre programs in the nation.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Drama Program is to provide quality learning opportunities for its majors; to serve the needs of the general student population; to advance teaching, performance, creativity, research, technology and scholarship among its faculty; and to act as an educational and cultural resource for the College and its service community.
Drama Program Statement Of Purposes/Goals
- To provide the first two years of basic drama courses which will transfer to those upper division institutions in the State of Texas, which offer drama programs leading to the baccalaureate degree.
- To provide basic training in performance skills and in stagecraft. Students who complete the program are prepared for advanced training in a baccalaureate program, employment as a leader of drama related recreational activities, and creditable performance and stage craft in community and regional theatre activities.
- To provide students enrolled in the courses of the program and participating in its productions the opportunity to develop skills useful in pursuing theatre as either a career or an avocation; to provide students of all ages an opportunity for personal growth and enrichment; to provide a portion of a traditional liberal arts curriculum in order to enhance the general education of the students of Del Mar College.
- To provide students opportunities for increasing creativity and intellectual capacities, for developing aesthetic awareness, and for expanding their personal, social, ethical and cultural development which are essential criteria in the rehearsal and performance process.
- To provide educational opportunities to the community by offering a yearly season of productions which is designed over the course of years to cover a variety of theatrical periods and styles and which provides access to theatrical literature of enduring quality.
Theatre graduates will be able to demonstrate:
a. Knowledge of the theatre history and appreciation for dramatic literature of western civilization;
b. Knowledge of and proficiency in theatre design and technology;
c. Knowledge of and proficiency in performance disciplines; acting, voice, and movement.