The Department of Theatre and Dance, an accredited institution of the National Association of Schools of Theatre, is dedicated to the educational development of its students, preparing them to meet the challenges of our contemporary world. To achieve this goal, the department supports the cultural climate of the university campus and the community by staging a variety of productions that represents a broad spectrum of theatre genres.
The Department of Theatre and Dance at West Chester University prepares students for the professional and the academic worlds of Theatre and Dance, while raising student awareness of civility, diversity, creativity, problem solving and social responsibility. Students gain skills in communication, management, performance, design, technology, and research through classroom and production opportunities. Through esteemed faculty and state of the art facilities, we promote a program that combines a challenging academic environment with academic integrity and production schedule of artistic freedom that supports and strengthens the cultural, moral, and social fabric of our university and the society it serves.
Student Learning Outcomes
- To educate students in the content knowledge required in the disciplines of Theatre and Dance in order to provide a strong foundation of academic and professional development
- To provide students with the appropriate skill sets required to translate theory into practical application
- To foster an awareness of civility, diversity, and social responsibility
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