Theatre

Chair or Program Director: 

Carlos Chavarria, MFA, Program Director
Alumni Hall 118, Phone 502.272.8431, cchavarria@bellarmine.edu

The vision of the Bellarmine University Theatre Program celebrates the creativity of the human spirit. As a vital part of an international liberal arts community, the Theatre Program concentrates on developing imaginative, knowledgeable, skilled and responsible artists, teachers, scholars, students and audience members for the future of theatre. Within this creative community of artist-scholars, students are encouraged to cultivate critical thinking and develop their individual artistic passion through immersion in literature, new world views, cultural diversity, exposure to a wide variety of performance practices and their own practical creative exploration.

The study of theatre allows self exploration and independent discovery, and inspires deep compassion and empathy. Students, staff, faculty, and guest artists in Bellarmine University‘s Theatre Program engage on a local, national and global level to realize this vision.

Learning Outcomes

Theatre majors will know:
1. The principal aspects of theatre as a performing art and as a pedagogical field
2. The variety and nature of different theatre practices, cultural approaches and perspectives used in the field in the U.S. and in other countries
3. Influential dramatic and cultural works from the U.S., the Americas, Europe, and the rest of the world
4. Theoretical terminology and concepts essential for the understanding of dramatic works, their applications, and their importance as literary texts;

Theatre majors will be able to:
1. Communicate artistically and conceptually in written and verbal forms about the theatre arts
2. Discuss, present and apply theatrical concepts and skills on the stage
3. Apply acquired intellectual and critical skills in textual analyses and scholarly research
4. Demonstrate an advanced command of how different dramatic works, different acting skills, and different artistic and cultural theatrical concepts represent the multiplicity of the human experience;

Theatre majors will value:
1. The importance and influential existence of the theatre as an art form and a field of study
2. Intercultural awareness and social justice through theatre and its applications

Degree Requirements

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