The undergraduate faculty of Performing Arts is committed to the following learning objectives for the BFA in Theatre and Performance program.
Analyze a body of dramatic literature.
Demonstrate an understanding of modes of critical/historical inquiry and a multiplicity of cultural and artistic perspectives.
Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and social impact of the arts and their role as a theatre practitioner and as an active member of society.
Demonstrate an ability to collaborate in the act of making theatre.
Demonstrate an ability to actively pursue an objective, and to apply the vocal and physical training while doing so.
Demonstrate professional discipline and effective work habits.
Demonstrate an ability to draw on a range of theatre practices with an understanding of your unique voice as a theatre artist.
The BFA in Theatre and Performance invites students to explore a broad array of interests in theatre. Although production and studio work, primarily as a performer, remain central to the curriculum, BFA Theatre and Performance students have flexibility to register for two courses within theatrical disciplines outside of performance; to tailor their programs by taking courses in other academic departments; to add minors available from a variety of disciplines across the College; and to participate in activities such as internships, the LA Program, ProArts Consortium, and study abroad.