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Theatre (B.A.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Discuss important dramatic authors, periods, and movements related to theatre and performance.
  2. Demonstrate fundamental skills in theatre technology (including audio, lighting, moving image projection, and set) and theatre production.
  3. Create original performance material based on theatre and performance theories for presentation to a live audience demonstrating a synthesis between the professional practice of fundamental skill sets and theatre theory.

These skills are assessed in one or more of the following courses: THE 2430, TPA 2210, TPA 2214, THE 3512, TPP 3943, TPP 2100, TPP 3113, TPP 4143, THE 4959.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Conduct research and apply theory to performance practice in written assignments that synthesize practical skills and theoretical engagement.
  2. Apply performance and acting theories while properly using the body in the execution of vocal and physical techniques for the stage.

Communication skills are assessed as part of the General Education Program through papers, exams, and projects completed in one or more of the following courses: ENC 1101 Composition I, ENC 1102 Composition II, and in the following theatre courses: THE 2430, TPP 2100, TPP 3113, THE 3512, TPP 3943, TPP 4143, THE 4959.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze written dramatic material so that the student actor, director, or designer can create performance events.

Critical thinking skills are assessed as part of the General Education Program through papers, exams, and projects completed in one or more of the following courses: ENC 1101 Composition I, ENC 1102 Composition II, and the following theatre courses: THE 3512, TPP 3310, TPP 3600, TPP 4311.