Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Theatre Arts Major - BS or BA Degree

Purpose Statement

Our purpose is to encourage, promote, and sustain both a nurturing and challenging educational environment. Utilizing a liberal arts and science approach, theatre arts at SUU engages all students in a set of diverse experiences intended to cultivate their aesthetic, creative, and scholarly potential. 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 Arts & Bachelor of Science Degree in Theatre Arts

A successful student will:

  • Develop visual and aural perceptions for theatre performance.
  • Understand basic production processes (i.e. performing, acting, stage direction, design, and the necessary technical operations related to production).
  • Become familiar with the historical and cultural dimensions of theatre.
  • Make informed assessments of quality in works of theatre and other related art forms.
  • Explore post-baccalaureate opportunities with faculty guidance starting a minimum of one year before graduation.
  • Have the opportunity to attend professional conferences and festivals and work with artists in residence and/or guest artists.
  • Function in a variety of artistic roles through the presentation of public performances.

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