The theatre arts department works out of a scripturally-based Reformed, Christian worldview in order to offer a curriculum leading to a major, and a co-curricular program which supports that curriculum and gives the communities we serve an opportunity to participate in our mission. To obey God’s will for creation and to serve others, the theatre arts department seeks to create and sustain an academic context in which faculty, students, and community may collaboratively explore and develop their artistic insights and gifts in the art of theater.
Student Learning Objectives
Graduating students will have the following abilities
- To articulate in writing and demonstrate in practice a Reformed, Christian view of theater arts.
- To explore, interpret, and evaluate the structure and history of theater.
- To communicate (write, speak, design, direct, perform) clearly and effectively.
- To analyze and critique theater’s role in contemporary culture.
- To practice theater with a depth of skill and breadth of insight.
- We produce theatre of a consistently high quality, with faculty and students winning numerous awards at theater festivals.
- Promote learning and involvement across all aspects of theater through our scholarship program, courses and performances.
- Provide opportunities for all members of campus to participate in theater (non-majors, faculty, staff and also community members).
- Present public face of college to community through performances and other public services (costume rental, prop and set rentals).
- Offer an open and accepting department where all are welcome.