Join a creative community that tells impactful stories
School of Drama students develop skills that apply to a variety of careers. The ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively and solve problems creatively are traits that successful theatre artists share with successful professionals in all fields. Our programs are designed to prepare you for a life in the theatre — or any other career.
Drama alumni work in a diverse range of fields, with job titles such as:
- Stage manager
- Costume designer
- Film and TV director
- Artistic director
- Arts administrator
- Theatrical agent
- Event designer
- Nonprofit manager
- Business owner
- Marketing professional
- Creative director
Learn by doing.
The School of Drama’s mainstage season features six fully produced shows in three state-of-the-art spaces on campus. Over 8,000 patrons attend these performances annually. Additionally, UW Drama Labs projects provide further opportunities for experimentation and exploration — often alongside prominent, internationally known artists. UW also hosts a vibrant extracurricular theatre scene. The Undergraduate Theatre Society (UTS) produces a five-play season of undergraduate work as well as regular cabarets, a new works play reading festival and quarterly workshops with guest artists.
Find Yourself in Drama
Develop your craft in a challenging, supportive environment in one of the country’s most dynamic theatre communities.
School of Drama Stories
Kemi Adeyemi, Jasmine Mahmoud, and Nikki Yeboah first met as PhD students in Chicago. Now they pursue scholarship in support of Black arts as UW faculty.
Four Dean's Medalists were selected by the College of Arts & Sciences for their varied and impressive work as UW undergraduates.