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 Theater Management 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.

Class of 2024

Year Two (2021-2022)

DRAM 3a/b - Toward Anti-Racist Theater Practice
DRAM 6a/b - Survey of Theater and Drama
DRAM 21a - Founding Visions
DRAM 121a - Managing PeopleHuman Resources: Supporting People and Building Culture
DRAM 121b - Strategic Planning in Practice
DRAM 131a - Principles of Marketing and Audience Development
DRAM 141b - Law and the Arts
DRAM 151a or b - Case Study
DRAM 161b - Principles of Development
DRAM 411 - Workshops*

Years Three and Four (2022–2023, 2023–2024)

DRAM 211a - Governance
DRAM 221b - Labor and Employee Relations
DRAM 231b - Advanced Topics in Marketing and Branding
DRAM 251a or b - Management Fellowship
DRAM 261a - Advanced Topics in Development
DRAM 271a - Producing for the Commercial Theater
DRAM 281b - Advanced Financial Management
DRAM 301a/b - Management Seminar
DRAM 331b - Managing Crisis and Recovery
DRAM 351b - Responsive Arts
DRAM 361a - Artistic Producing
DRAM 371a - Identity-Specific Theaters
DRAM 411 - Workshops*

*A total of seven workshop sessions in a term may be counted as the equivalent of one course.

Class of 2023

Years Three and Four (2021–2022, 2022–2023)

DRAM 3a/b - Toward Anti-Racist Theater Practice
DRAM 151a or b - Case Study
DRAM 211a - Governance
DRAM 221b - Labor and Employee Relations
DRAM 231b - Advanced Topics in Marketing and Branding
DRAM 251a or b - Management Fellowship
DRAM 261a - Advanced Topics in Development
DRAM 271a - Producing for the Commercial Theater
DRAM 281b - Advanced Financial Management
DRAM 301a/b - Management Seminar
DRAM 331b - Managing Crisis and Recovery
DRAM 351b - Responsive Arts
DRAM 361a - Artistic Producing
DRAM 371a - Identity-Specific Theaters
DRAM 411 - Workshops*

*A total of seven workshop sessions in a term may be counted as the equivalent of one course.

Class of 2022

Year Four (2021–2022)

DRAM 3a/b - Toward Anti-Racist Theater Practice
DRAM 211a - Governance
DRAM 221b - Labor and Employee Relations
DRAM 231b - Advanced Topics in Marketing and Branding
DRAM 261a - Advanced Topics in Development
DRAM 271a - Producing for the Commercial Theater
DRAM 281b - Advanced Financial Management
DRAM 301a/b - Management Seminar
DRAM 331b - Managing Crisis and Recovery
DRAM 351b - Responsive Arts
DRAM 361a - Artistic Producing
DRAM 371a - Identity-Specific Theaters
DRAM 411 - Workshops*

*A total of seven workshop sessions in a term may be counted as the equivalent of one course.

Elective Sequence

Electives may be selected from other programs of the School, from Yale School of Management or other professional schools, or from Yale College with the approval of the chair.