The Department of Theatre Arts seeks to provide undergraduate students with opportunities to explore theatre as a significant force in history and culture while providing a broad range of theatre experiences that prepare students and help them find their place in the field of theatre arts. A regular season of diverse drama forms provides practical application of course content and is highly dependent on student participation in areas that include performing, directing, playwriting, technical direction and design. Particular attention is given to the critical nature of the collaborative process in theatre as an expressive art.
Goals and Objectives
Provide engaging faculty and course offerings for the purposeful practice of performing, directing and writing, designing, technically directing and studying theatre.
Develop and present, with students, a diverse season of theatre productions that includes musical theatre, children’s theatre, classics, and contemporary works.
Provide a program in theatre studies that will promote the liberal arts education of all students at the university, and the preparation of those who wish to pursue advanced study in graduate or professional schools.
Graduate students who are knowledgeable, widely experienced, thoughtful, and capable of research, and effective theatrical practitioners.
Foster within the community an appreciation of the importance and benefits of live performance and creative expression, while introducing thoughtful issues and meaningful diversion.