Department of Theatre

Drama & Theatre for Youth Emphasis

This degree option uses the same core of theatre classes as the B.A. in Theatre Arts, but provides advanced coursework that is specific to the Drama & Theatre for Youth Emphasis. This major provides a theatre curriculum and a production environment which encompass the following learning goals:


Goal One: Students will recognize the creative imagination and impulse and identify its relationship to artistic collaboration, standards, judgments, ethics, and discipline from the youth theatre/drama education point of view.

1.1 Students will devise, implement, and evaluate a creative drama/youth theatre program(s).

1.2 Students will know and apply the basic elements, models, and content of sequential standards for youth theatre and drama programs.

1.3 Students will critique and analyze TFY/high school scripts based on elements of dramatic literature.

1.4 Students will know a variety of creative drama and theatre for youth resources.

1.5 Students will select and use research in devised work and scripted production.

1.6 Students will perform, direct, and teach activities, productions, and roles intended for youth theatre audiences or participants.

Goal Two: Students will recognize and apply practical and theoretical knowledge of the processes by which creative impulses are channeled into youth theatre/drama education projects for the theatre.

2.1 Students will devise, implement, and evaluate a creative drama/youth theatre program(s).

2.2 Students will know a variety of creative drama and theatre for youth resources.

2.3  Students will select and use research in devised work and scripted production.

2.4 Students will perform, direct, and teach activities, productions, and roles intended for youth theatre audiences or participants.

Goal Three: Students will know and communicate how to analyze and interpret plays and other theatrical events from youth theatre/drama education perspectives.

3.1 Students will devise, implement, and evaluate a creative drama/youth theatre program(s).

3.2 Students will know and apply the basic elements, models, and content of sequential standards for youth theatre and drama programs.

3.3 Students will critique and analyze TFY/high school scripts based on elements of dramatic literature.

 

Curriculum Requirements

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