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Theatre Department Mission

Our Mission

The Theatre Department's mission is to provide theatre education and training of the highest quality within a liberal arts setting, while fostering students' personal and artistic development and engaging with the community at large.

Our Goals

1)  We will prepare our students with a broad theatrical education through curriculum that encompasses history, literature, criticism, performance practices, production practices and design.

2)  We will cultivate in our students the skills and techniques of creating theatre through pedagogical excellence in the classroom and artistic excellence in the productions.

3)  We will offer access to learning environments and employment opportunities in the profession.

4)  We will provide artistic outlets and informed appreciation of theatre to the wider community through our fully staged productions.

5)  We will participate in the art by engaging in leadership, scholarship and creative activities.

After completion of major core requirements our students will show these competencies or learning outcomes:

A)  Broad knowledge of theatre history in its physical and literary forms.

B)  Recognition of the principle theatrical eras, movements and playwrights.

C)  Identifying the defining characteristics of theatrical genres and styles.

D)  The ability to develop, discuss and defend informed judgements about theatre.

E)  Comprehension of the vocal, physical, intellectual and artistic skills utilized by a performing artist.

F)  An understanding of the collaborative technical theatre process.

G)  A working knowledge of the devices, skills, terminology and artistry involved in the process of manipulating the theatrical environment.

H)  Demonstration of successful application of technical theatre techniques.