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Theatre Program Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, students will be able to demonstrate disciplinary knowledge of theatre by:

    • Identifying major developments and personalities in performance practices across eras and cultures
    • Describing styles of theatre
    • Discussing the role of Theatre in societal development, as well as in everyday life
  • Upon completion of a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking by:

    • Critiquing texts and performance concepts, with an eye toward putting theory into practice
    • Identifying, assessing and solving problems in a production setting
    • Formulating well-reasoned beliefs, judgements and conclusions in support of a theatrical concept or approach
  • Upon completion of a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, students will be able to demonstrate ethical reasoning by:

    • Recognizing issues pertaining to equity and representation of marginalized people in the creation and production of theatrical work
    • Identifying their own ethical positions related to the power of theatre to hold a mirror to society
    • Analyzing ethical positions of past and present theatre historians and critics
    • Considering the impact of theatrical storytelling on other individuals and society, and the environmental impact of current theatre practices
  • Upon completion of a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, students will be able to exhibit communication skills by:

    • Identifying the role of physical, verbal, written and visual communication in theatre
    • Determining which combination of methods will be most compelling, given the relevant context or genre, to inform or persuade a specific audience
    • Devising creative forms of expression and using them to fluently communicate an intended meaning
  • Upon completion of a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, students will be able to demonstrate creativity by:

    • Designing/developing and proposing contributions to the creation of performative works
    • Solving theoretical and practical production issues in innovative ways
    • Applying a tangible skill set, relative to their specialty/concentration, to a combined creative deliverable
  • Upon completion of a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, students will be able to demonstrate quantitative literacy by:

    • Interpreting and explaining information presented in theatrical CAD drawings such as ground plans and elevations, light plots and projection calculation diagrams
    • Converting information into quantitative forms such as stage management spreadsheets, cue lists, lighting magic sheets and costume plots
    • Creating arguments and arriving at judgments based on quantitative analysis of technical theatrical systems
    • Expressing quantitative evidence in support of design choices and technical specifications for theoretical and staged productions