Undergraduate Overview

The Theater Department's mission is to provide students with a distinguished, challenging and integrated course of study in the history, literature, theory and practice of theater, both in the classroom and in production.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Theater is founded on three principles:

  1. Theater is a multidisciplinary form in which all of the arts and humanities intersect.
  2. The study of theater cultivates life skills in collaborative, creative, and critical thinking.
  3. The theory and practice of theater are inseparable and mutually beneficial.

Our course of study prepares the serious theater student for graduate study and/or a professional career. Our goal is to instill in students a deep and lifelong appreciation for the theater, as theater professionals and audience members. Our outstanding faculty has a depth of experience spanning both the academic and professional theatrical worlds, providing our students with close mentorship and individual attention. 

Learning Outcomes

Students understand the multidisciplinary nature of theater, as well as its historical legacies and contemporary challenges.

Students comprehend a variety of roles within theatrical activity, through active and sustained participation in theatrical productions and scholarship.

Students demonstrate concrete skills in theatrical production; collaboration; synthesis of vision and practice; criticism and analysis.