Jan 24, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog

Theatre


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Professor McKercher
Professor Stander
Assistant Professor Egger
Assistant Professor of Practice Anderson

In keeping with Doane's mission to stimulate inquiry, enhance knowledge and promote examination and development of values and perspectives, the Theatre Department guides students to a general knowledge of basic theatrical skills required to understand and create artistic works. The Theatre Department provides students with a variety of theatrical experiences (both academic and extracurricular) to help each student form a personal perspective in the dramatic arts. As well, the Theatre Department prepares its students for professional activity and graduate study in the performing arts.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the Theatre program, students will have: 

  1. The ability to think conceptually and critically about text, performance, and production as it is related to the theatrical arts.
  2. The ability to demonstrate knowledge of the major trends and styles, notable plays, and principal figures in the history of theatre and drama from ancient Greece to the present day.
  3. The ability to analyze the written text of plays drawn from different genres and historical periods in terms of the traditional components - plot, character, theme, and language.
  4. The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the technical and design processes of modern theatrical production, including some direct experiences in lighting, sound, costuming, scenic design, theatrical construction, and stage management.
  5. The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the managerial processes of modern theatrical production, including some direct experience in such areas as box office management, house management, non-profit business management, and advertising/promotion.
  6. The ability to demonstrate a familiarity with the basic expressive techniques, rehearsal procedures, and approaches essential for theatrical performance, including acting and directing in a performance. 
  7. The ability to critically reflect on the vast traditions and cultures that extend beyond their experiences as students at the Doane University.

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