Bachelor of Arts in Theatre:
1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of selected plays, theatrical conventions and
theatrical movements important in the formation of the modern theatre.
2. Students will describe basic knowledge of theatre history, theory, and criticism, including research sources and methodology.
3. Students will demonstrate skills in analyzing plays, using theatre technology, and conducting research.
4. Students will express through performance, writing, speaking, and other modes of communication the results of research and critical judgment, indicated by
a demonstrable ability to reach an audience effectively through at least one of the components of theatrical art.
5. Students will apply skills learned in courses to a variety of work and social environments.
6. Students will illustrate awareness of the complex human condition acquired through aesthetic and intellectual perceptions as evidenced in various mode of
7. Students will function safely and effectively while using theatre technology
8. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the various means (acting, directing, designing, constructing, playwriting, etc.) through which a theatrical concept is
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre (Acting Concentration):
1. Students will develop, through improvisation, various acting techniques, and body
and voice development, believable, truthful, and committed characters.
2. Students will understand and demonstrate the specific demands of acting styles for major periods and genres of dramatic literature.
3. Students will understand and develop the specific skills needed for collaboration with other actors, the director, stage managers, and designers.
4. Students will demonstrate their ability to learn and perform dialects and heightened language speech in a clear, articulate and expressive manner.
5. Students will develop strong, flexible, and controlled body and vocal instruments that will allow actors to use both instruments effectively in characterizations,
and have the ability to project these characterizations in varying performance spaces.
6. Students will develop and administer makeup techniques for a wide range of characters.
7. Students will understand the basic business procedures of the actor’s profession.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre (Design/Technology Concentration):
1. Students will develop the ability to understand and articulate basic elements and
principles of design theory.
2. Students will develop their understanding of the aesthetic use of color.
3. Students will develop the ability to communicate design ideas and realities to other personnel involved in the production, including directors, other designers,
stage managers, and actors.
4. Students will develop the ability to produce and communicate design ideas with freehand drawings.
5. Students will develop a fundamental knowledge of the total design process, including the progression of raw materials through multiple design “shops”
and the roles that various craftspeople play in the creation of a finished product.
6. Students will gain knowledge of federal, state, and local health and safety codes, best practices, and industry standards as they relate to theatrical venues
and production elements.
7. Students will compose materials appropriate for the preparation and presentation of a professional portfolio of design and technology-related work that
demonstrate one’s abilities, strengths, processes, and experiences.
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Pathways in Film):
1. Describe the defining elements of interdisciplinarity.
2. Distinguish between two or more disciplines in how they produce knowledge.
3. Demonstrate the ability to engage in perspective-taking.
4. Develop structural knowledge pertaining to a problem or theme.
5. Integrate knowledge and modes of thinking drawn from two or more disciplines.
6. Produce an interdisciplinary understanding of a complex problem or intellectual question.
Interdisciplinary Certificate in Musical Theatre:
1. Develop and apply introductory skills in singing, dancing, and acting to their
work in musical theatre;
2. Understand the complexity of training to be a performer;
3. Identify the training and skills needed to be a triple threat for the stage and film.