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Department of Theatre Purpose & Goals

Purpose

The Theatre program is designed to

  • give majors a theatre education firmly grounded in the liberal arts, preparing them for further study in a graduate school or higher-level training program prior to pursuing a career;
  • to serve non-majors through Core courses and electives;
  • to educate the potential audience;
  • and to provide opportunities for self-expression to those wishing to pursue Theatre as an avocation.

Goals

  • All members of the Methodist University community will have the opportunity to participate in, or to observe and respond to, the production component(s) of the Theatre program.
  • Students who complete the Theatre Appreciation component of the General Education/Core Curriculum will have a basic understanding of the principles of drama and the processes of theatre production.
  • Graduates who complete a major in Theatre will demonstrate basic knowledge of the canons of theatrical literature, history, and theory necessary as a foundation for producing a theatrical performance.
  • Graduates who complete a major in Theatre will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental performance skills required for producing a theatrical performance.
  • Graduates who complete a major in Theatre will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental technical skills required for producing a theatrical performance.
 

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