Program Student Learning Outcomes: Theatre Arts

The Associate of Arts Theatre Arts Degree Program will:

  • Provide faculty who are experienced professionals dedicated to meeting the needs of community college students by creating a supportive environment necessary for learning.
  • Provide lecture based and experiential learning, focusing on current industry methods and technology.
  • Provide various elective options to explore Music, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Media Arts, as they relate to Theatre Arts.
  • Foster an attitude of self-improvement, responsibility, and professionalism in the graduate and to nurture life-long learning as a core value.

Every graduate will be able to:

  • Acquire an associate degree education equivalent to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program.
  • Acquire academic skills necessary for successful transfer to a senior institution which include a strong foundation in the theatre arts.
  • Apply skills needed for entry-level positions in theatre and/or advanced study beyond the Associates Degree.
  • Transfer to state-supported schools in Massachusetts through the Mass Transfer Program.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in text analysis, critical thinking, oral communication, writing skills.
  • Write critically about both primary and secondary texts, research, and viewing of productions.
  • Understand, analyze, and explain the relationship among world cultures (social, political, intellectual, historical, and economic) as they relate to theatrical study.
  • Exhibit an understanding of the vocabulary of artistic and creative expression, and competency in the theatrical knowledge necessary to performance and technical skills.
  • Obtain knowledge in the theory and practice of both performative and technical theatre professional processes.
  • Recognize the interdisciplinary nature and components of the theatre industry including, Acting, Movement, Voice and Speech, Oral Interpretation, Script Analysis, Scene Study, Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Theatre Design, Stagecraft, Theatre Education, Music, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Media Arts.
  • Inhabit the ability to work creatively, collaboratively and cooperatively.