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Department of Drama

A nationally recognized department that offers training and preparation for professional careers in theatre.

Our Spaces

The Hartke Theatre complex houses three performance spaces, a costume shop, three chorus-style dressing rooms, and the scene shop and lighting department.

Career Outlook

Students graduating from Catholic University with a degree in drama possess the skills for professional work in drama and many other career areas.

Training Theatre Artists to Make a Difference

We think that theatre is a fundamental cultural necessity that enriches and is enriched by its community. Learn practical skills and a comprehensive understanding of theatre in our unique and dynamic community.

Our Community and Life

Our Community and Life

We cultivate a warm and caring community infused with fun activities throughout the year, from BBQs and Shop Fun Days, to the Gilbies (our version of the Tony Awards).

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The D.C. Advantage

The D.C. Advantage

The theatre-rich community of Baltimore/D.C., includes some of the country’s leading professional houses, and provides opportunities for our students through residencies, auditions, and internships.

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The Show Must Go On!

The Show Must Go On!

The Department of Drama is staging a digital version of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.

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Chair's Message

Welcome to Catholic University's Drama Department!

You, the student are at the heart of all our endeavors. Our fundamental goal is to nurture the working theatre artists of the future who will become leaders within their fields. We believe that theatre can define who we are and, by extension, enrich the world.

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