Department Profile

Mission

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 theatre.

Student Learning Objectives

Graduating students will be able to:

  1. Articulate in writing and demonstrate in practice a Reformed, Christian view of theatre arts.
  2. Explore, interpret, and evaluate the structure and history of theatre.
  3. Communicate (write, speak, design, direct, perform) clearly and effectively.
  4. Analyze and critique theatre'€™s role in contemporary culture.
  5. Practice theatre with a depth of skill and breadth of insight.

Program Strengths

  • We produce theatre of a consistently high quality, with faculty and students winning numerous awards at theatre festivals.
  • Promote learning and involvement across all aspects of theatre through our scholarship program, courses and performances.
  • Provide opportunities for all members of campus to participate in theatre (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.