Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Theatre Arts Major - BFA Degree

Purpose Statement

Our purpose is to encourage, promote, and sustain both a nurturing and challenging educational environment. Theatre arts at SUU engages all students in a set of diverse experiences intended to cultivate their aesthetic and creative potential while providing rigorous training within a chosen field. The central tenet of our purpose is to provide exceptional teaching with personalized mentorship that challenges, enables, and grows the learner to be a dynamic individual.

Intended Outcomes/Objectives for Bachelor of Fine Arts

Students completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of theatre including script analysis, theatre history, and dramatic literature;
  • Critically evaluate works of theatre by placing them in appropriate historical context and evaluating the aesthetic components;
  • Demonstrate fundamental skills necessary in the areas of classical acting, musical theatre, or design/technology;
  • Demonstrate the professional attitudes and values of each discipline, which include respecting the collaborative process, meeting deadlines, punctuality, and professional responsibility;
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences through on-going oral and written presentations;
  • Undergo evaluation by external reviews in several of the following ways: professional auditions; graduate school admissions; Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Adjudications; U/RTA Auditions, USITT portfolio reviews and internship placement; and
  • Be prepared for advanced training or entrance into the profession.

To find out more information about being accepted into the program, please visit the Admissions and Auditions page.

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