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The most collaborative of the arts, theatre partakes of literature, history, music, movement, architecture, and design. Our students often begin as performers, then go on to master skills in design/technology directing, and playwriting.
Through rigorous work in academic, studio, and community settings, our theatre programs develop engaged artists and active learners. Faculty and students work together to learn, create, and communicate through exploration and collaboration.
Four years for a complete BA degree. Two years for students transferring in with an AAOT degree. Program length may vary depending upon the student’s course load and academic progress.
Program Learning Outcomes
Through theatrical production and academic study, students completing the BA degree in Theatre will demonstrate:
- practical skills in theatre production from among the following: design (scenic, lighting, costume, sound and/or make-up), acting, stage management, theatre technology, playwriting, devising, and directing;
- effective collaboration skills, including leadership, time management, problem-solving, and effective communication;
- a consistent artistic practice, including conceptualization, development of skills, constructive critique, revision, and public dissemination;
- foundations for their artistic choices in the standards of the profession, including ethical and cultural questions in contemporary performance;
- critical thinking, writing, speech, and organizational skills at an advanced undergraduate level.