Join Us!: What We Offer

production photo

What We Offer

Mission

We believe that through theatre anyone can become a successful, contributing member of the global community, and that theatre is an essential asset to the university’s culture and curriculum.

We are dedicated to excellence in teaching, learning and doing theatre continuously and intensively, in many different ways. Our courses, productions and relationships work together to develop students who analyze incisively, feel deeply, create boldly and interact responsibly.

Our chief purpose is to train diverse professionals to do and teach theatre and related fields, and our graduates thrive in a wide range of careers.

Core Values

Disciplined Creativity: The student’s imagination and artistic vision are nurtured and balanced with critical thinking and high standards of professionalism.

Individual Development: Each student has a great variety of opportunities for exploration and growth. Facilitated by the individual attention of faculty and staff, each student learns through observation, study, evaluation and experience.

Collaborative Teamwork: In academic and production work, students, faculty and staff unite our abilities as a theatre company, functioning as a harmonious ensemble on stage, behind the scenes, in classrooms and in other learning environments.

Theatre is Interdisciplinary: We embrace theatre’s interrelationship with other art forms, technological media and the liberal arts, as our students move among and combine disciplines and modes of expression.

Vision

The School of Theatre is committed to being a thriving center of the arts that:

  • is an acknowledged leader in cultural enrichment for the university,
  • attracts many talented, motivated theatre students who are ready for rigorous and busy academic/training and production programs,
  • sees its theatre majors through to graduation, sending them out as confident new professionals, and
  • consistently places students in leading graduate programs.

Our goal is to take pride in outstanding alumni with rewarding careers primarily in the arts, entertainment, media and education.

Accredited by NAST: National Association of Schools of Theatre