The learning goals of the theater and dance major integrate achievement in artistic and collaborative techniques with critical inquiry, and contemporary perspectives on careers, and diversity, equity and inclusion in the field. 

By the time of their graduation, students who major in Theater and Dance will have become:

  • Broadly conversant in the interplay among artistic techniques, critical study, and the creative and organizational practices of performance-making.
  • Adept at close analysis of performances through writing and discussion.
  • Attentive to the cultural aspects of performance in a range of genres and contexts, including consideration of historically marginalized identities.
  • Skilled in artistic techniques in a specific area or areas.
  • Capable of sustained collaboration, communication, and creative research in longer-form projects.
  • Aware of a variety of career possibilities related to the study of theater and dance, and to contemporary issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field.