Drama Studies

Have you always been drawn by the stage and the rush of performing in front audiences, being behind the scenes in production, or simply being an audience member mesmerized by the beauty and magic of theatre. By majoring in Drama Studies, you will explore the various faces and dimensions of theatre and the dramatic arts. Offered by York’s Glendon Campus, it is the only fully integrated bilingual campus in Canada, offering you the opportunity to expand your career options by performing in either French or English on stage. You will study under experts as you explore drama from both the literature and performance perspectives and get hands-on experience in professional production.

Career Options in Drama Studies

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Drama Studies. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Drama Studies degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Drama Studies than others.

  • Actor
  • Community Centre Instructor
  • Critic
  • Director
  • Drama Editor
  • Drama Teacher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Planner
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Government Agency Worker
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • International Drama Company Director
  • International Development Worker
  • Theatre Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Linguist
  • Magazine Contributor
  • Media Correspondent
  • Museum Curator
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Playwright
  • Politician
  • Producer
  • Production Crew Member
  • Professor
  • Psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Social Program Director
  • Singer
  • Speech Writer
  • Stage Manager
  • Television Series Producer
  • Theatre Company Director
  • Translator
  • Writer

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.