Plan of Study
In the first year the student enrolls in eight required fall-term courses and seven required spring-term courses; begins a case study on a theater organization, to be completed during the second year; attends a variety of topical workshops; and is given several professional work assignments.
In the second and third years the student enrolls in four departmental and elective courses per term; attends a variety of topical workshops (seven sessions count as the equivalent of one course); and is given one or two professional work assignments of substantial responsibility. In another distinctive feature of the program, the second-year student has the option of replacing one term in residence with a fellowship in a professional setting away from the campus, selected by the faculty. (For students choosing the second-year fellowship, the course requirements are reduced by four.) If a student opts out of the second-year fellowship upon entering the program, the course load may be modified to a constant five courses per term throughout the three-year program.
Survey of Theater and Drama
Business Writing for Theater Managers
Functions of Leadership: Organizational Direction
Functions of Leadership: Motivation and Organizational Design
Strategic Planning in Practice
Principles of Marketing and Audience Development
Law and the Arts
Principles of Development
Managing the Production Process
Years Two and Three
Advanced Topics in Marketing
Advanced Topics in Development
Producing for the Commercial Theater
Advanced Financial Management
*A total of seven workshop sessions in a term may be counted as the equivalent of one course for second- and third-year students.
Electives may be selected from other departments of Yale School of Drama, from Yale School of Management or other professional schools, or from Yale College with the approval of the chair.
Advanced Business Writing for Theater Managers
Risk Management and Safety Culture
The Manager’s Relationship with Art and Artists
Nonprofit on Broadway
Making the Ask
The Artistic Journey
Culturally Specific Theaters
The Artistic Director’s Role
Labor and Employee Relations