All students completing a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance should:
- Develop a working knowledge of the development of theatre or dance through historical and literary study.
- Develop a working knowledge of important artistic works that shaped the evolution of theatre or dance.
- Develop a working knowledge of and demonstrate an ability to apply a fundamental skill level of the basic areas of theatre or dance production, including various areas related to performance, design, technology, and management.
- Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze literary, scholarly and artistic works related to theatre or dance.
- Demonstrate the ability to write with technical and analytical skill as well as artistic insight on theory, philosophy and artistry related to theatre or dance.
Option-Specific Learning Outcomes:
DESIGN & THEATRE TECHNOLOGY
In addition to the department-wide learning outcomes for THDA students in theatre, upon completion of the major a THDA student in the Design and Theatre Technology option will demonstrate:
- Understand and apply the general principles and practices for each design/ tech area (set, costume, lighting, sound, and technical theatre).
- Apply the knowledge, techniques, and technologies gained through the years of study to theatrical production creations.
- Demonstrate the skills of script analysis, research, and critical thinking for design development.
- Develop both conceptual creative process and practical problem-solving skills for artistic work.
- Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills through writing, speaking, and visual presentation.
- Develop critical assessment skills to evaluate the work of other students and to show improvement on their own work as a result of the collective feedback process.