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 Performance Emphasis. This major provides a theatre curriculum and a production environment which encompass the following learning goals:
Communication: Graduates will display competence in oral, written, and visual communication of character and self
Outcome 1.1: Students will create written materials that are in line with industry standards.
Outcome 1.2: Students will perform dramatic material in a way that communicates a character’s intentions to an audience.
Outcome 1.3: Students will communicate effectively to facilitate collaboration
Critical Thinking: Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking through the ability to evaluate, analyze, and integrate information from a variety of sources in order to make informed choices about character and self.
Outcome 2.1: Students will evaluate available material and their own strengths to select appropriate material.
Outcome 2.2: Students will conduct research appropriate to the development of a character.
Outcome 2.3: Students will evaluate own strengths, weaknesses and knowledge about the business of acting to make choices about trajectory in the profession.
Content Knowledge/Skills: Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and skills required for theatre performance
Outcome 3.1: Students will design, prepare, and execute a professional audition.
Outcome 3.2: Students will apply learned techniques of voice, body, and mind to the creation of a character.
Outcome 3.3: Students will collaborate with others in order to create theatre.
Download the Curriculum Requirements for this program.