The Drama curriculum is designed for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree with a major in theater or a pre-professional degree in law. The degree plan provides a Core Curriculum that will transfer to any state supported college or university in Texas. It includes the general education requirements for almost any baccalaureate degree. The electives beyond the Core Curriculum allow students to explore various aspects of the performing arts.

Program Outcomes

  • Use creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
  • Demonstrate effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
  • Apply the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Show the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
  • Express intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
  • Integrate choices, actions, and consequences in ethical decision-making.

Critical Thinking Skills
Communication Skills
Empirical and Quantitative Skills
Teamwork Skills
Social Responsibility
Personal Responsibility
Intermediate skills in acting.
Intermediate skills in set design.
Intermediate skills in lighting.
Intermediate skills in choreography.

Career Information

An Associate's degree in Drama from Lamar State College Port Arthur will provide you with a solid foundation for your career in the industry of your choice.Potential Career opportunities include but are not limited to Actor, Arts Administrator, Make-Up Artist, Special Effects Artist, Costume Designer, Media Producer, Sound Technician, Theatre Director, Choreographer, and Playwright.


Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Semester
ENGL 1301 English Composition I  
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics  
HIST 1301 United States History I  
DRAM 1351 Acting I  
DRAM 1120 Theater Practicum I  
PSYC 1100/EDUC 1100 Learning Framework  
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 English Composition II  
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications  
HIST 1302 United States History II  
DRAM 1352 Acting II  
DRAM 1121 Theater Practicum II  
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater  
Third Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
PHYS 1315 Physical Science Lecture  
PHYS 1115 Physical Science Lab  
DRAM 1330 Stagecraft I  
DRAM 2120 Theater Practicum III
Social/Behavioral Science
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking  
PHYS 1305 Elementary Physics I Lecture  
PHYS 1105 Elementary Physics I Lab  
DRAM 2361 History of Theater I  
DRAM 2336 Voice for Actor  

Lamar University

  • A student completing the LSCPA curriculum is considered Core Complete.
  • No more than 60-66 semester credit hours (SCH) fromLSCPA will be applied to a Bachelor degree at Lamar University.
  • An additional 60 SCH or more must be completed to satisfy the bachelor degree requirements.
  • Students may pursue a Bachelor of Communications or a Bachelor of Theater and Dance with an emphasis in Acting, Dance, or Design/Technical Theatre.



A Class Act

Texas Educational Theater Association (TETA)


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Associate of Arts


  • Dr. Blas A. Canedo-Gonzalez
  • Chair of Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center Building, Office 144
  • 409-984-6547

Two-Year Program

Academic Transfer Degree

Students may pursue a Bachelor of Communications or a Bachelor of Theater and Dance


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