of student progress is an important part of the Theatre Arts
program. A file is maintained on each student where
written evaluations, self-evaluations, 260/360 records, casting
and design assignments will be kept. Records of all
departmental and extracurricular activities will be kept here as
Theatre Arts Department majors should have a member of
the Theatre Arts faculty as an advisor.
If you do not currently have a departmental faculty
member for an advisor, please see the Theatre Arts Chair for assignment.
Double majors should also have a theatre arts advisor.
Theatre minors should check with the department member
for assistance in completing their requirements as well.
Each semester, all
Theatre majors will have a hold placed on their registration.
This hold bars students from registering for classes
until you have met with your advisor.
Prior to your scheduled registration time, sign up for an advising meeting with
your advisor. Sign
up sheets are usually posted on your advisor’s office door two
weeks prior to registration.
If you are unsure of who your advisor is, please stop by
the Department of Theatre Arts, 154 Center for the Arts.
Additional advising assistance can be found at the
All Theatre majors are required to complete a credit check
the semester prior to their intended graduation. Credit checks
may be scheduled through the College of Liberal Studies office,
260 Morris Hall.
Each year, theatre
majors are required to present material for a portfolio (design/tech and management emphasis) or
performance (performance and musical theatre emphasis) review. Faculty specializing in each specific area of emphasis
conduct the yearly
Portfolio/performance reviews are conducted as a measure of the technical and aesthetic skills used to develop
competency and expression. The review requirements are progressive in that more advanced monologues and design
work are required as the student continues through the program. Each student is given verbal feedback during the review
process relating to the student’s strengths, areas of improvement, and continued
expectations within the program.
To prepare for
end-of-the-year reviews, students should complete the following:
The Freshman and Junior Year Self-Assessment forms are an informal
appraisal of a student's view of him/herself within the theatre
program and profession. The freshman self-evaluation, distributed
in Foundations of Theatrical Production, is intended to assist the
student in exploring the possibilities of becoming a theatre major
and gaining a broad-based liberal arts education. The junior self-assessment,
distributed in Theatre Studies, focuses more on the theatrical aspirations
of the student and how the program is assisting them in that journey.
Assessment forms will be maintained in the student's file.
Graduating seniors are required to complete a written senior
exit survey and interview with theatre faculty and staff. The 12-question
survey is a formal assessment of the program, courses, career/graduate
school preparedness, multicultural and diversity exploration and
suggestions for improvement.
In addition to the written questionnaire, graduating seniors
also participate in an exit interview with the faculty of the department.
This is an opportunity for students to give verbal feedback to the
department regarding their course work, production participation
and theatre program experience. Students are also asked to discuss
areas within the program that they feel were most/least beneficial
to them in preparation for a theatre career/graduate school. Faculty
then give feedback to the student regarding his/her strengths and
weaknesses and observations regarding the student's personal, professional
and artistic growth and development during their participation in
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