The mission of the Department of Theatre is to prepare students to pursue lives as engaged professional theatre artists, to seek further advanced study in graduate programs and/or to apply their liberal arts/theatre studies to the career of their choice. The program does this by providing rigorous training in acting, musical theatre, physical theatre and design and technology for our majors.
Students enrolled in theatre are expected to develop the knowledge, skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the life of the theatre professional. In any of many possible roles, the theatre professional must exhibit not only technical competence, but also broad knowledge of theatre, sensitivity to artistic style, and an insight into the role of theatre in the life of humankind.
In pursuit of the purpose, the program embraces the teacher-scholar model, it places primary emphasis on high quality teaching and engaged learning, and it supports faculty research, creative activities, and expert collaboration in the community, state, nation, and world. This focus enables faculty and staff to mentor students in collaborative research, creative opportunities, and internships.
The CCU Commercial features a Theatre Department alum!
Check out the new CCU Commercial featuring Actor/Alum Michael Kelly of the hit films "Man of Steel" "Now You See Me" and the critically acclaimed series "House of Cards"