Drama is an art form that dates back to the age of ancient Greece. The universities you will view all have outstanding facilities and coaches. You just have the guts to go from an amateur to a professional. Look up the bios of those who are famous on stage or screen and you will find that 95% of them were theatre majors in college. Theatre is a life calling and not a dalliance. If you have the passion you will succeed.

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  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

NPN provides support for established and emerging artists in dance, music, theater, performance art, puppetry, and spoken word. Visit
The primary objective of the ASTC is to inform owners, users, and planners about the services that theatre consultants offer. Visit
The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage. Visit
Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) connects you to opportunity in theatre! SETC is the nation's largest Regional Theatre Association, serving 4,000 plus theatre practitioners annually. SETC connects you to theatres and practitioners from all areas of the United States. Visit
The Costume Society of America advances the global understanding of all aspectsof dress and appearance. Visit
The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers is an independent labor union for Stage Directors and Choreographers. Visit
The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) is the national community theatre organization, representing the interests of community theatres across the U.S Visit
AATE promotes standards of excellence in theatre and theatre education and supports the power of the creative experience. AATE connects educators, artists, researchers, scholars and administrators, and provides opportunities for members to learn from each other, and exchange and diversify their practices, their audiences, and their perspectives. Visit
NAPAMA is comprised of a diverse group of managers, agents, self-managed artists, affiliated business vendors, and presenters Visit
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) is a national labor union representing over 70,000 performers, journalists and other artists working in the entertainment and news media. Visit
Arts Presenters is for people, organizations and networks who value the live performing arts, and whose membership demonstrates a tangible commitment to their vitality.. Visit