Student Learning Outcomes
By the time they graduate, students majoring in theatre and performance will be able to:
- describe and critically analyze a play, performance work or production, both verbally and in writing.
- articulate the social relevance of a play or performance, particularly in relation to issues of community engagement, inclusiveness, and social justice.
- synthesize research, textual analysis, and theory to create original understandings of plays and productions in relation to various historical contexts.
- demonstrate an awareness of new developments in contemporary theatre and performance.
- identify specific production elements and explain how the use of those elements affects an interpretation of the theatre artist’s work.
- articulate the intersection of their personal, aesthetic, and social/political ideas in relation to a particular play, performance work, or production.
- effectively use a range of strategies, including collaborative techniques, for creating original work or rehearsing existing plays.