Plan of Study

Class of 2024

Year Two (2021-2022)

DRAM 3a/b - Toward Anti-Racist Theater Practice
DRAM 21a - Founding Visions
DRAM 60a - Professional Stage Management Practice in the Equity Agreement
DRAM 60b - Professional Stage Management in Performance
DRAM 80a - Stage Combat and Intimacy for Stage Managers
DRAM 124a - Introduction to Lighting Design
DRAM 141b - Law and the Arts
DRAM 158a - Introduction to Sound Design
DRAM 200a/b - Stage Management Seminar: Process and Practice
DRAM 600a - Theory-Guided Practice: Stage Management and Teaching
DRAM 700a/b - Stage Management Forum: The Artistic Process

One required elective with chair approval
Production assignments as assigned

Year Three (2022-2023)

DRAM 80a - Stage Combat and Intimacy for Stage Managers
DRAM 189a - Costume Production
DRAM 300a/b - Stage Management Seminar: Process and Practice
DRAM 400a - Stage Management for the Commercial Theater
DRAM 400b - Current Stage Management Practice
DRAM 500a/b - The Stage Manager’s Thesis
DRAM 700a/b - Stage Management Forum: The Artistic Process
DRAM 800a/b - The Call: Yale Rep Stage Management Staff Seminar

Three required electives with chair approval
Production assignments as assigned

Year Four (2023-2024)

DRAM 300a/b - Stage Management Seminar: Process and Practice
DRAM 500a/b - The Stage Manager’s Thesis
DRAM 700a/b - Stage Management Forum: The Artistic Process
DRAM 800a/b - The Call: Yale Rep Stage Management Staff Seminar

One required elective with chair approval
Production assignments as assigned

Class of 2023

Year Three (2021-2022)

DRAM 3a/b - Toward Anti-Racist Theater Practice
DRAM 80a - Stage Combat and Intimacy for Stage Managers
DRAM 141b - Law and the Arts
DRAM 300a/b - Stage Management Seminar: Process and Practice
DRAM 400a - Stage Management for the Commercial Theater
DRAM 400b - Current Stage Management Practice
DRAM 700a/b - Stage Management Forum: The Artistic Process
DRAM 800a/b - The Call: Yale Rep Stage Management Staff Seminar

Three required electives with chair approval
Production assignments as assigned

Year Four (2022-2023)

DRAM 300a/b - Stage Management Seminar: Process and Practice
DRAM 500a/b - The Stage Manager’s Thesis
DRAM 700a/b - Stage Management Forum: The Artistic Process
DRAM 800a/b - The Call: Yale Rep Stage Management Staff Seminar

One required elective with chair approval
Production assignments as assigned

Class of 2022

Year Four (2021-2022)

DRAM 3a/b - Toward Anti-Racist Theater Practice
DRAM 300a/b - Stage Management Seminar: Process and Practice
DRAM 500a/b - The Stage Manager’s Thesis
DRAM 700a/b - Stage Management Forum: The Artistic Process
DRAM 800a/b - The Call: Yale Rep Stage Management Staff Seminar

One required elective with chair approval
Production assignments as assigned

Required Elective Sequence

All required electives must be approved by the chair. During the first year, electives are not suggested. During the second year, one elective is required and additional electives are optional. During the third year, three electives are required. All electives must have Chair approval. Electives may be from the suggested list of elective courses, other Yale professional schools, or Yale College.

One elective is required during the second and fourth years, and three electives are required during the third year from the suggested list of elective courses, other Yale professional schools, or Yale College. All required electives must be approved by the chair.

Suggested electives: DRAM 11a, Theater Organizations; DRAM 111a, Functions of Leadership: Organizational Direction; DRAM 115a, Costume Design: Background and Practice; DRAM 119b, Electricity; DRAM 121a, Human Resources: Supporting People and Building Culture; DRAM 158b, Recording Arts; DRAM 169a, Shop Technology; DRAM 169b, Stage Rigging Techniques: Part I; DRAM 199b, Professional Development for Technical Managers; DRAM 209a, Physics of Stage Machinery; DRAM 209b, Hydraulics and Pneumatics; DRAM 221b, Labor and Employee Relations; DRAM 224a, Introduction to Projection Design; DRAM 249a, Technical Management I; DRAM 249b, Technical Management II; DRAM 253a, Commedia.