FINANCIAL AID RATE100%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO12:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE58
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$14,334
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Drama and Theatre Arts Degree
The drama and theatre arts field of study is focused on performance and performers involved in the process. The term drama comes from the Greek word meaning “action”. Today, a drama performed in a theatre by actors upon a stage before a live audience includes an active mode of production often including music and dance. Get more details below including other South Dakota colleges that offer drama and theatre arts degrees.
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Dakota Wesleyan University
Also known as Dakota State
820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD
Dakota Wesleyan University is a nonprofit private college that has a large selection of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Mitchell, SD, in a predominantly rural area. The United Methodist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. The school's small size in terms of enrollment, about 770 students, allows students to have a more hands on education due to the number of students per class and easier access to professors and faculty.
Areas of study offered at Dakota Wesleyan University include:
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then studied by admissions officials. Most students accepted to Dakota Wesleyan University achieve an SAT score within the range of 710 - 1160, or an ACT score within the range of 17 - 25. 76% of those who apply are admitted to this school, of which 42 percent choose to attend. More information on admissions can be found at dwu.edu.
Tuition is approximately $23,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. The price of on-campus housing is about $3,100 for the year. Students enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University may qualify for aid which is usually scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Dakota Wesleyan University "Tigers" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered may include:
- Baseball (NAIA Division II)
- Basketball (NAIA Division II)
- Football (NAIA Division II)
- Golf (NAIA Division II)
Contact information, academics information, areas of study, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.dwu.edu.
Career Options for GraduatesStudents who have completed the Drama and Theatre Arts program at Dakota State, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Career Outlook & Projections ()
According to the BLS, actors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.6% from 2014 to 2024
Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.
Career Outlook & Projections ()
According to the BLS, producers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.1% from 2014 to 2024
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.
Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Dakota State accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Dakota Wesleyan University may offer services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
Dakota State is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
- Football (Great Plains Athletic Conference)