J.D. Ackman, Program Coordinator
School of Performing Arts
205 Lincoln Music Hall, Box 2218
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Students in this major are exposed and participate in all aspects of theatre, through a broad-based education. Students will gain practical experience with the newest techniques and technology of theatre. In this major, the hands-on education involves participation in State University Theatre and Prairie Repertory Theatre.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of their degree, students will be able to:
- understand and/or participate in the basic production process in all areas of theatre.
- demonstrate familiarity with historical and cultural dimensions of theatre.
- possess an understanding and appreciation of the concept of collaboration required for successful theatrical productions.
- make informed assessments of quality in theatrical performances and activities
- communicate effectively relative to the student’s specific area of particular interest and focus, if that is the case for the individual student.
- understand the expectations and demands of the field, whether in an educational setting or the profession.
If applicable, students will be prepared to:
- gain entry level positions in the profession in the areas of design, technology, or stage management, or gain entrance to graduate programs for additional training prior to entering the profession.
- gain entry level positions as performers or gain acceptance to graduate programs for additional training or to enter the profession.
- gain entry level positions in theatre management, promotions/business or gain acceptance to graduate programs for additional training or to enter the profession.
Minimum grade of “C” required in all major courses.
Course Delivery Format
A variety of methods are used in our curriculum, including student engagement and interactive learning, lecture, laboratory, small group, seminar and collaborative activities.