Theatre Major

  • Students are expected to acquire a fundamental understanding of theatre history, literature, and the contemporary practice of theatre.
  • Students will demonstrate confidence and command of the theatrical material they present.
  • Students will demonstrate original thinking and a distinctive voice as actors, writers, directors, and/or designers.
  • Students are expected to acquire a fundamental comprehension of acting theory and practice.
  • Students will demonstrate an appreciation of the story-telling properties of the theatre and all of the tools available to make the most of them.
  • Students are expected to acquire an advanced comprehension of at least one area of specialization (administration, directing, dramatic literature, musical theatre, performance, playwriting, and/or technical theatre and design).
  • Students are required to successfully complete two advanced-level theatre courses (one 300 and one 400 level course).
  • Students are expected to acquire a familiarity with professional industry standards.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate and apply classroom tools in Theatre Department productions by participating as a performer twice, and in a production support capacity twice.
  • Students are encouraged to apply classroom tools to the professional world (i.e. summer stock employment, non-Equity auditions, internships and assistantships, graduate school).