About Theatre

Mission Statement

Who are we and who do we serve? 

The UMD Department of Theatre is a community for storytellers, scholars, and creative artists. We bring people together to explore essential human questions through the performing arts. We nurture students and prepare them for professional opportunities in the arts and beyond.

What do we do today and what are we trying to accomplish?

By striving to think creatively, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively, we foster an environment for imaginative and intellectual discovery. We generate meaningful opportunities in production and the classroom that express a variety of perspectives and ideas through a range of methods and styles. 

Theatre Program Learning Outcomes

 

Core
1 - Students effectively demonstrate techniques of creative discovery and creative work.

2 - Students construct, integrate, and apply appropriate knowledge of theatre theory, history and practice to purposefully and intentionally improve their work.
3 - Students develop and apply critical thinking skills in various modes of theatrical work.
4 - Students identify means by which their art can be of service to the greater community.

5 - Students will communicate effectively in writing appropriate to work in the arts.

Bachelor of Arts
1 - Students will determine the application of their degree to their future endeavors.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Performance
1 - Students will master performance techniques to a level of professionalism.

2 - Students demonstrate competence to enter a professional theatre field as a performer.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Design & Production
1 - Students will master design and production techniques to a level of professionalism.

2 - Students demonstrate competence to enter a professional theatre field as a practitioner.

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