Theatre Arts Discipline Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Theatre provides a program of study focusing on opportunities for personal and artistic development and growth, as well as opportunities to develop collaboration, communication, reasoning, and leadership skills required for professional careers in theatre or related areas. Students pursuing the program in Theatre Arts should achieve a level of competence in performance, technical theatre, and the academic areas of theatre history, literature, and criticism/analysis. They acquire skills in each of these areas through the department’s course offerings, as well as through its production program. The production aspect of the program also provides an important community outreach opportunity. Non-majors may select Theatre Arts courses to fulfill humanities requirements or as electives.