Carrie Coon '03

Major: English and Spanish
Job Title: Actress

I actually went to graduate school the very next year, after Dr. Hendel in the Department of Theatre introduced me to and helped me prepare for the University/Resident Theatre Auditions in Chicago.

Theatre Learning Objectives

Theatre students will benefit from a foundation in all aspects of theatre and will have opportunities to participate actively in campus theatre productions. A major in theatre will help you gain knowledge in theory, history, literature and criticism.
The department of theatre productions will supplement classroom study, providing hands-on experience. Exposure to acting, lighting, sound, properties and stage and box office management will prepare you for career success.

On-campus opportunities include independent research, workshops and guest lectures.

Theatre Learning Objectives:
Students will:

  • effectively apply analytical and critical skills in understanding and evaluating play scripts, theatrical performances, and theatre criticism
  • demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental skills important to each area of theatrical production: acting, directing, design, technical production
  • develop at least foundational proficiency in the practice of one of the above areas of theatrical production
  • recognize and solve problems inherent in ethical theatrical production
  • demonstrate an understanding of the history of theatre, with particular attention to the evolution of stylistic and aesthetic trends
  • communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
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