Mar 22, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Education Emphasis

The Theatre Education Emphasis is designed for students who are interested in a career as an elementary or secondary teacher in theater. The Theatre Education emphasis will prepare students to compete and succeed in the continually evolving world of theatre education, giving students the flexibility and skill sets needed to survive and work theatre education and culminates in state licensure to teach theatre. The B.F.A. degree creates a study of theatrical production and performance that includes theatre history, literature, criticism, analysis, contemporary trends, practical theatre process, and the exploration of theatre as an art form. Building on this foundation is a multi-disciplined approach to the production and performance of theatre with basic coursework in acting, directing, design, management, and the business of theatre. Completing the B.F.A. degree is a concentrated focus on coursework particular to theatre education. The objective of the Theatre Education emphasis is to prepare students for the diverse challenges of graduate studies and professional employment as a theatre teacher in elementary and secondary education.