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Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Theatre

Theatre & Drama at NSU boasts a long and legendary reputation for producing well-trained artists and presenting exceptional performances. Today we continue to amaze and enrich our audiences and develop skilled, creative, intelligent, disciplined, professional and successful theatre practitioners who impact and enhance our campus, our community, and the world. The Division of Drama serves its students by providing them with rigorous curriculum, dedicated faculty, individualized attention, internship opportunities, guidance and resources for post-graduation career preparation and has helped to catapult its’ participants into successful careers in theatre, television & film.

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