By the time they graduate, students majoring in theatre and performance will be able to:

  1. describe and critically analyze a play, performance work or production, both verbally and in writing.
  2. articulate the social relevance of a play or performance, particularly in relation to issues of community engagement, inclusiveness, and social justice.
  3. synthesize research, textual analysis, and theory to create original understandings of plays and productions in relation to various historical contexts.
  4. demonstrate an awareness of new developments in contemporary theatre and performance.
  5. identify specific production elements and explain how the use of those elements affects an interpretation of the theatre artist’s work.
  6. articulate the intersection of their personal, aesthetic, and social/political ideas in relation to a particular play, performance work, or production.
  7. effectively use a range of strategies, including collaborative techniques, for creating original work or rehearsing existing plays.