Plan of Study

 

Class of 2024

Year Two (2021-2022)

DRAM 3a/b - Toward Anti-Racist Theater Practice in Directing
DRAM 50a - The Theatrical Event
DRAM 51b - New Play Lab
DRAM 103a - Acting I
DRAM 110a - Foundations of the Art and Craft of Directing
DRAM 113a - Voice I
DRAM 180a - Rehearsal Practicum: Meeting the Play
DRAM 232a - Advanced Discussions in Directing and Scenography
DRAM 330a/b - Directing Practicum
DRAM 380b - Introduction to Shakespeare for the Director
DRAM 390b - Opera Practicum
DRAM 403a - Introduction to Combat and Intimacy for the Stage
DRAM 410a/b - Topics in Directing
DRAM 863a - Authentic Collaboration

Electives (subject to approval by chair of Directing)
Assignments as director for School of Drama productions
Possible assignment as assistant director at the School or Yale Rep

Year Three (2022-2023)

DRAM 120a/b - Directing II: Directorial Approaches to Verse Drama and New Plays
DRAM 124b - Introduction to Lighting Design
DRAM 224b - Introduction to Projection Design
DRAM 248b - Sound Designers and Directors Workshop
DRAM 283a - Shakespeare Embodied
DRAM 290a/b - Geffen School Show Proposal Tutorial
DRAM 330a/b - Directing Practicum
DRAM 350b - The Choreographic Imagination
DRAM 390b - Opera Practicum
DRAM 410a/b - Topics in Directing

Electives (subject to approval by chair of Directing)
Assignments as director for School of Drama productions
Possible assignment as assistant director at the School or Yale Rep

Year Four (2023-2024)

DRAM 130a/b Directing III: Directorial Approaches to Non-Naturalistic Writing
DRAM 140a/b The Director’s Thesis
DRAM 360a/b Bridge to the Profession
DRAM 410a/b Topics in Directing (production discussions only)

Electives (subject to approval by chair of Directing)
Assignments as director for School productions

Class of 2023

Year Three (2021-2022)

DRAM 3a/b - Toward Anti-Racist Theater Practice in Directing
DRAM 120a/b - Directing II: Directorial Approaches to Verse Drama and New Plays
DRAM 124b - Introduction to Lighting Design
DRAM 248b - Sound Designers and Directors Workshop
DRAM 283a - Shakespeare Embodied
DRAM 290a/b - Geffen School Show Proposal Tutorial
DRAM 324b - The Personal Film: Exploration and Expression
DRAM 330a/b - Directing Practicum
DRAM 350b - The Choreographic Imagination
DRAM 390b - Opera Practicum
DRAM 410a/b - Topics in Directing
DRAM 863a - Authentic Collaboration

Electives (subject to approval by chair of Directing)
Assignments as director for School productions
Possible assignment as assistant director at the School or Yale Rep

Year Four (2023-2024)

DRAM 130a/b Directing III: Directorial Approaches to Non-Naturalistic Writing
DRAM 140a/b The Director’s Thesis
DRAM 360a/b Bridge to the Profession
DRAM 410a/b Topics in Directing (production discussions only)

Electives (subject to approval by chair of Directing)
Assignments as director for School productions

Class of 2022

Year Four (2021-2022)

DRAM 140a/b - The Director’s Thesis
DRAM 360a/b - Bridge to the Profession
DRAM 410a/b - Topics in Directing (production discussions only)

Electives (subject to approval by chair of Directing)
Assignments as director for School productions

Production Assignments

Each year, students are given assignments as director for School of Drama productions. In the first- and second-year, students may be given an assignment as assistant director at Yale Repertory Theatre or David Geffen School of Drama.

Elective Requirement

Directors are encouraged to take elective courses as their schedules permit. Courses may be selected from other programs within the School, and elsewhere within the University, subject to approval by the chair of Directing.