Theatre

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Graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Collaboration Skills
  2. Communication Skills
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Creative Problem Solving
  5. Interpretive Skills
  6. Artistic Scholarship
  7. Self Awareness

General Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to formulate insightful questions, articulate perspectives, and defend specific points of view.
  • Students will be able to present their work in an articulate, engaging, and professional manner.
  • Students will be able to select a topic and research and write a major research paper.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the use of time –management.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the creative processes involved in theatre and dance.
  • Students will be able to attend and/or participate in the performance of a play or dance concert with an appreciation for and understanding of the process involved in the mounting of a production for public viewing.

Conceptual and Critical Thought:

  • Students will develop the symbiosis of creative and critical thought necessary for understanding the arts.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to critically and creatively discuss history and literature using objective, detailed descriptions, and discipline based analytic vocabulary.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to think and write critically and creatively in evaluating the theatre experience.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to critically and creatively discuss their artistic work using objective, detailed descriptions, and discipline based analytic vocabulary.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to identify the historical relevance of western theatre in modern thought.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze text as well as performance with an ability to discern, evaluate and discuss creative choices.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to employ script analysis through scoring, including beats, intentions/objectives, tactics/strategies.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to formulate insightful questions, articulate perspectives, and defend specific points of view.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to compare and contrast individual works of performing art.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to discuss the art of Theatre and Dance and its relation to the work of Theatre Artists and Dancers.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of intention & objective.
  • Students will demonstrate and articulate an understanding of play and choreographic structure.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how a character is built through the use of research and analysis of the world of the play.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how physical and vocal choices are rooted in a character's psychology.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of and be able to articulate the definition of style in performance.
  • Students will be able to identify the cultural influences that determine a character's behavioral choices.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the uniqueness of language and movement within a specific dramatic style.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how a character's behavior is adjusted based on relationships.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of how characters adjust to psychological obstacles.
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the collaborative process that defines the performing art.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the organization of a production and the processes of communication between the disparate groups involved.

History, Research and Writing:

  • Students will be able to select a topic and research and write a major research paper.
  • Students will be able to read and write analytical reports on a number of dramatic and choreographic works from a range of historical periods.
  • Students will have a better knowledge of the important historical figures of (acting, directing, choreography, and design, etc.)
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the development of character through analysis of research on a particular time period or theatrical movement.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of essential artists and theorists, critics, authors, and producers through discussion and in reflective research papers.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the concept of refining ones work through proofing and revising.

Physicality:

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to integrate space, time, and energy considerations in performance.
  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of the body's connection to mind and emotion.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to connect the inner life of a character with outer physical expression.

Performance:

  • Students will take responsibility for integrity and intent in individual performance work.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to explore and develop a variety of options in stage performance.
  • Students will demonstrate confidence in their performance techniques.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to retain text and choreography and perform in lengthy and complex productions.
  • Students will understand the importance of and demonstrate an ability to construct and even lead basic vocal and physical warm-ups.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of stage positions and their use.
  • Students will understand the concept of and demonstrate an ability to play a character from moment-to-moment.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to control the range of their circles of concentration.
  • Students will discover and develop their personal voices as theatrical artists.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to express thoughts and action through the use of dialogue.

Design and Craft

  • Students will demonstrate an understand of the designer's role in the production process.
  • Students will have a better knowledge of the history of theatre and its relationship to theatrical design.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles that govern design.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the creative and collaborative process.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the use of time–management.
  • Students will safely demonstrate a proficiency with the tools and methods used in scenic, lighting and costume design.
  • Using theatrical safety guidelines students will be able to critically assess their work practices and environment.
  • Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of the process of mounting a theatrical production.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of a backstage running crew.
  • Students will demonstrate a clear understanding of the role of teamwork in the theatre.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to read measurements and transfer such data from plans to physical projects.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to read and understand scenic, lighting, costume and construction drafting or plates.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to assess a projects logistics and proceed to build specific scenic element, props, or costume pieces.