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Creative Choices Aug 11, 2014
By the end of their time in Theater & Performance Studies, students should possess:
The ability to synthesize a well-organized argument from textual or other evidence and to express it in formal, written form Proficiency in research methods (i.e. utilization of public and private archives, libraries, electronic databases, oral histories; textual and performance analysis) Collaborative skills Foundational stagecraft and production skills and knowledge (design, craft and technology, stage management, new media) Literacy in foundational dramatic texts and fundamental concepts of performance theory Basic knowledge of the history of Euro-American theater practice, including issues of race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism in the performing arts. Basic acting technique Through upper-division course work, electives, and capstone experiences students should also possess advanced training in at least one of the following: Directing Playwriting Acting (Check out our Acting Program) Design History/Theory/Literature Stage Management New Media PATH TO ACHIEVING GOALS
The path to achieving the aforementioned Learning Goals includes building Foundational Skills, developing Advanced Abilities and undertaking Capstone Experiences.
FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS Introduction to Acting (Theater 10) Introduction to Performance Studies (Theater 26) Stagecraft (Theater 60) EITHER Drama of American Cultures (Theater 25AC) OR Reflections of Gender, Culture and Ethnicity in Dance (Theater 52AC) ADVANCED ABILITIES Advanced Production or Design: participation in main stage or lab productions Performance Studies: Three courses from areas of Performance Theory, Performance History, Performance Literatures, or Performance and Culture Four upper-division electives in student’s choice of area (directing, acting, design, etc.). CAPSTONE EXPERIENCES Productions (from blackbox workshops to main stage productions) Professional workshops and classes with Artists-in-Residence Honors Theses (both written and production projects) Independent Studies Internships with professional companies, studios, agencies Student-created performance projects Leading/teaching DeCal courses