Theatre – Minor

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a major in theatre, a minor in theatre, and a minor in dance.

Learning Outcomes for Students Completing the Minor in Theatre

Students earning the theatre minor will be able to:

1. Analyze a play

2. Respond critically to a theatre production

3. Understand the process of making a piece of theatre

 

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Criteria Advanced 4 Emerging 3-2 Basic 1
Goal #1 Students will be able to analyze a play.
Criteria 
  • Student demonstrates a complicated understanding the time and context that produced the play.
  • Student can apply multiple modes of play analysis to generate innovative views on the text.
  • Student has the critical skill to extend a novel or profound idea or question about a play to create new knowledge that crosses boundaries.
  • Student demonstrates a strong understanding of the time and geography that produced a play.
  • Student can apply a few modes of analysis to generate useful views on the text.
  • Student has the critical skill to experiment with creating a new idea or question about a play.
  • Student demonstrates a basic understanding of the time and geography that produced a play.
  • Student can apply one or two modes of play analysis in a limited manner.
  • Student has some critical skill and can basically respond to an idea in the play.
Goal #2 Students will be able to respond critically to a theatre production.
Criteria
  • Student expresses original insights when critiquing theatre producitons.
  • Student’s response is imaginative, taking into account the complexities of a production.
  • Student draws logical conclusions, which reflect the student’s informed evaluation and ability to place evidence in priority order.
  • Student demonstrates a strong understanding of how various production choices contribute to the meaning of a play in performance.
  • Student can articulate how production elements work together to support the artistic interpretation of a play or how various production elements work at cross purposes.
  •  Student is able to discuss or write about various production elements apart from the play text.
Goal #3 Students will be able to understand the process of making of a piece of theatre.
Criteria
  • Student shows an advanced understanding of the process of the whole.
  • Student not only understands the roles of each theatre functionary but understands how they all fit together.

 

  • Student shows clear understanding of the process of the whole.
  • Student knows and understands the role of each theatre functionary.

 

  • Student has some knowledge of process of the whole.
  • Student knows the roles of each theatre functionary.