Program Goals for Students

A graduate of the Theatre Arts Department will demonstrate their knowledge through:

  1. Effective communication in writing, speaking, and presentation
  2. Critical and Creative Thinking
  3. Collaboration
  4. Knowledge Across Broad Disciplinary Areas: analytical, technical and creative
  5. Professionalism and Self-Reflection

Learning Outcomes for Theatre Arts Majors

Learning Outcomes for Effective Communication (Communication and Reasoned Judgment)

  • Students can analyze texts in writing and through presentation, design and performance
  • Students can effectively present their creative ideas in an appropriate way
  • Students can interview and audition professionally

Learning Outcomes for Critical and Creative Thinking
(Communication and Reasoned Judgment)
  • Students can synthesize, integrate, and apply their knowledge to practical situations
  • Students can find innovative and/or practical ways to evaluate and solve problems
  • Students can assess the relationship between a text, its historical importance and contemporary relevance, and develop their own interpretation

Learning Outcomes for Collaboration
(Communication and Social and Personal Responsibility)
  • Students understand the centrality of collaboration in the creation of theatre
  • Students can work in a variety of teams to creatively solve problems and produce quality theatre
  • Students can successfully lead a team with respect and professionalism

Learning Outcomes for Knowledge across Disciplinary Areas
(Communication, Reasoned Judgment, Social and Personal Responsibility)
  • Students demonstrate a broad knowledge of theatre history and dramatic literature, as well as an understanding of contemporary theatrical practices
  • Students can demonstrate basic skills in technical theatre, including costumecraft, stagecraft, and basic lighting
  • Students can demonstrate basic knowledge in performance and directing

Learning Outcomes for Professionalism and Self-Reflection
(Communication and Social and Personal Responsibility)
  • Students can integrate and apply their learning experiences and skills to professional work in the theatre or other related occupation.
  • Students have developed a clear and honest assessment of their own skills and talents along with an ability to articulate those skills to would-be employers as they move forward into the world of work.
  • Students can present themselves and their work outside of the university concurrent with professional standards for this art form
  • Students recognize the power of theatre for social change, and can articulate and demonstrate a sense of personal and social responsibility both to the profession and to the world at large
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