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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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Performances and Events

Performances and Events

Learn about our current season, buy tickets online, and browse our past productions.

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Patrick Tuite, Chair
Patrick Tuite, Chair

Chair's Message

Welcome to the Department of Drama!

If you want to gain a comprehensive understanding of theatre production and aspire to have a meaningful career in the profession, you have chosen the right place. Our motto is "Training theatre artists to make a difference." This begins with the individual student.

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