Theatre Arts Degree Program Outcomes
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.
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Learn the vocabulary of artistic expression and competency in the theatrical knowledge applicable to performance and technical skills.
• Understand, analyze, and explain the relationship among world cultures as they relate to theatrical study.
• Apply knowledge in the theory and practice of both performative and technical theatre professional processes.
• Demonstrate proficiency in text analysis, critical thinking, oral communication, writing skills.
• Write critically about both primary and secondary texts, research, and viewing of productions.
• Assess the interdisciplinary nature and components of the theatre performance and design.
• Inhabit the ability to work creatively, collaboratively and cooperatively, in diverse teams.
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.