The Department of Theatre is one of 44 departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Central to a liberal arts education is the philosophy that an undergraduate curriculum of breadth and depth will provide students with life long skills to learn. In a similar way the Department of Theatre provides a breadth and depth of experience so students gain skills to understand the various facets of theatre, while at the same time learning the vital and transferable attributes of critical analysis, problem solving, and belief in one’s own contributions, creativity, and ideas. Students who have graduated from the University of Vermont Department of Theatre have gone on to top tier graduate schools, professional apprenticeships, and various careers in which they have been able to apply the knowledge gained from their experiences.
The Department of Theatre provides students with a combination of theory and practice in understanding theatre as an art form that reflects the human condition. Students who major or minor in theatre are required to take core courses that provide an historical and critical foundation as well as fundamentals courses in areas of acting and design. A wide offering of additional courses are available that reflect theatre as social practice, personal expression, and creative collaboration.
The faculty in our department is comprised of working professionals as well as scholars who contribute to the field of theatre in the areas of acting, directing, playwriting, theatre design, and criticism. Students who study theatre have access to faculty through small workshop classes, independent study projects, honor’s thesis, coaching for performance assignments, and production work.
Using standards of professional theatre practice, the department is dedicated to student learning and to providing the best broad based theatre education that university resources will provide.
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