The theatre major prepares students for careers in acting, design and technology, production, management and teaching. A graduate is expected to possess the following competencies: the ability to understand and apply the skills necessary for success as an actor or actress; to prepare students, non-students and professionals for theatrical presentations; to direct, produce and manage the overall operations of a theatre; to possess an understanding of the role of theatre in today’s society and to the theatre of other cultures.
- Successfully develop ongoing audition material to be utilized in professional auditions in the pursuit of professional theatre employment.
- Successfully develop production concepts and ideas for theatrical productions.
- Successfully develop short plays, one-act plays, and full length plays ready for production.
- Design/Technical Production:
- Successfully develop a design/technical portfolio (both physical and digital) to be utilized in the acquisition of professional theatre employment.
- Successfully create fully realized designs through the use and development of learned skills.
- Successfully utilize the management and public relations skills applied within the theatre industry.
- Theatrical Education:
- Successfully utilize theatrical techniques (including acting, directing, design, and management) for use in primary and secondary education.
A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses required for this major.
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