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Mission Statement

The Department of Theatre and Speech combines performance and production activities within a liberal arts environment to develop collaborative artists, while serving the community. By providing a strong foundation in the traditions and disciplines of theatre, the academic program encourages the artists to take risks, make compelling choices, and think independently.  Our goal is to produce graduates who bring an informed awareness of the world to their art, while preparing them for a variety of career paths.

Department of Theatre and Speech Expectations
(As outlined by National Association of Schools of Theatre.)
1.     The ability to think conceptually and critically about text, performance and production.  
2.      An understanding of playwriting and production processes, aesthetic properties of style, 
        and the way these shape and are shaped by artistic and cultural forces.
3.       An acquaintance with a wide selection of theatre repertory including the principal eras, 
       genres, and cultural sources.
4.       The ability to develop and defend informed judgments about theatre.

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