Theater Arts

Program Purpose: Students participating in the theatre arts program will express themselves creatively through application of the theatrical skills of acting, directing, design, technical production, stagecraft, costume craft, or make-up, collaborate as an effective member of a team to perform the work of others or to create original work, apply learned knowledge and skills to new and varied situations, use feedback to improve performance, implement time management skills to complete a task, recognize a problem, devise and implement a plan of action.

Program Description: The Theatre Arts Department provides both academic and production experience in all aspects of theatre. A comprehensive set of undergraduate courses fulfill general education and transfer requirements, and students may obtain an AA in Theatre Arts or work toward Certificates of Achievement in acting, directing, technical theatre production, costume, and make-up. Students majoring in theater may transfer to four-year universities to further their education at the Bachelor level. The study of Theatre Arts encourages all students to enrich their appreciation of varying forms of art, and enhances their abilities in communication, critical analysis and self-expression.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Express themselves creatively through application of the theatrical skills of acting, directing, design, technical production, stagecraft, costume craft, or make-up through collaboration as a member of a team to perform the work of others or to create an original work.
  2. Apply time-management and feedback skills to new and varied situations to complete a task.
  3. Recognize a problem, and devise and implement a plan of action.
  4. Collaborate as an effective member of a team to perform the work of others or to create original work
  5. Apply feedback to improve performance as cast or crew member.