The undergraduate faculty of Performing Arts is committed to the following learning objectives for the BFA in Theatre Education and Performance program.
Learn to assess learning needs, develop appropriate educational goals and objectives, and design and implement drama/theatre teaching strategies based on understandings of the theoretical and historical foundations of drama/theatre education and the practices of applied drama and theatre.
Develop their individual potentials and interests in performance, production, and theatre education in applied theatre and related fields as demonstrated in portfolios and teaching projects.
Demonstrate foundational ability to use their vocal instrument, include the physical in their work onstage, and identify and accomplish stage actions and character goals.
The BFA degree in Theatre Education and Performance requires specific work beyond the Performing Arts core curriculum in theatre education and in areas mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of our Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Approved Program leading to the Initial License as a Teacher of Theatre (all levels, pre-K-12).
* Students seeking initial licensure in Massachusetts as a Teacher of Theatre (all levels, pre-K-12) must use 4-12 credits to complete the Educator Licensure requirements. Those not seeking initial licensure will use 8 credits toward Theatre elective courses (TH/PA/DA/MU), building an individualized program in ways similar to the students in BFA Theatre and Performance.