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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).