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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Concentration - Applied Arts - Theatre Arts

An Applied Arts concentration is a combination of the theoretical and technical mastery of a subject with an emphasis on application. Requirements for some specific concentrations in Applied Arts are detailed below. Other areas such as dance, cinema, interior design, and architectural design may also be proposed. A concentration in applied arts entails more than performance ability and experience. It also attests to a student's understanding of the art performed, both technically and contextually; the ability to engage in informed discourse about content, style, and meaning; and the insight necessary to devise independent and effective interpretations of the art through applied activities. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits
Theatre History, Acting Theory and Dramatic Literature* 15 credits including 6 upper level
Theatre Performance and/or production 9 upper level credits
Theatre Arts electives 9 credits
Capstone - FAR 499 (culminating courses in concentration) 3 credits
TOTAL 36

*The GRE Subject Test in Literature may be used toward 15 literature credits in this concentration (12 lower and 3 upper).

Note: Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Theatre Arts will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a practical, working knowledge of how to produce a play on stage through the performance of the play;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of script analysis, casting, stage design and all technical/theatrical elements of production;
  3. critically evaluate the production process and the performance; and
  4. demonstrate proficient skills in at least one area of theatre (performance, teaching, technical/costume, technical/scene design, directing, theatre management, or playwriting), with the ability to identify, analyze and resolve specific problems pertaining to that area.