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  MISSION STATEMENT & STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

MISSION STATEMENT:
The Theater Arts Department and Theatre Academy fosters student learning in creative exploration through robust conservatory training in the fields of acting, technical theatre or costuming.
 
DEGREE PROGRAM
Degree:  AA Theater - General, AA-T
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Identify in theatre literature specific styles, practices, systems, aesthetics, and historical context of storytelling through creative expression.
2. Perform in scenes or serve as technicians, designers or production crew, or serve as costume designers or production crew, in fully realized play productions.
3. Demonstrate excellence in team practices and professional ethics.
 
Degree:  AA Theatre Academy Acting 
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Demonstrate competency of intermediate acting skills including semi-advanced levels of physical, vocal and characterization techniques.
2. Perform in role(s) in the realization of a fully produced theater event(s).
3. Demonstrate excellence in team practices and professional ethics.
4. Identify and comprehend theater literature and visual styles, practices, systems, and historical context used within the realization of theater events at an intermediate level of understanding.
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 
Certificate of Achievement:  Acting, Advanced
Certificate Learning Outcomes 
The student will: 
1. Demonstrate competency of advanced acting skills and techniques in the areas of physical and vocal characterization.
2. Perform substantial and challenging role(s) in the realization of a fully produced theater event.
3. Identify, comprehend, and apply an understanding of theater literature and visual styles, practices, systems, and historical context used within the realization of theater events at an advanced level.
4. Integrate and assimilate material covered in advanced classes toward the development of a career path through the creation of a reel, resume and/or professional head shot .
 
Skills Certificate:  Acting – Level 1
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Develop competency of advanced acting skills and techniques in the areas of physical and vocal characterization.
2. Perform substantial and challenging role(s) in the realization of classroom performance events in the form of final exams, scene study, and auto dramas.
3. Identify, comprehend, and apply an understanding of theater literature and visual styles, practices, systems, and historical context used within the realization of theater events at an advanced level.
4. Serve as technical crew, in the production of costumes, lighting, sound or scenery or front of house, in the realization of a fully produced theater event and demonstrate excellence in team practices and professional ethics.
 
Skill Certificate:  Costume Design, Level 1
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Demonstrate basic competency and use of costume shop tools for the design, production, maintenance, and alteration of costume garments.
2. Demonstrate basic proficiency in hand sewing, basic pattern drafting, machine sewing, and rendering.
3. Organize data in a computer database.
4. Serve as technical crew, designer's assistant, designers and or crew heads in the realization of costumes for a fully produced theater event.
5. Identify theater literature and visual styles, practices, systems, and historical context used within the realization of theater events.
 
Certificate of Achievement:  Costume Design, Level 2
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Demonstrate advanced competency and use of costume shop tools for the design, production, maintenance, and alteration of costume garments.
2. Demonstrate advanced proficiency in skills such as:  hand sewing, basic pattern drafting, machine sewing, and rendering.
3. Organize data in a computer database.
4. Serve as technical crew, designer's assistant, designers and or crew heads in the realization of costumes for a fully produced theater event.
5. Identify theater literature and visual styles, practices, systems, and historical context used within the realization of theater events.
 
Skill Certificate:  Technical Theater, Entertainment Technology, Level 1
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will: 
1. Demonstrate basic competency using technical theatre systems for scenery lights and sound in the production and realization of scenery, lighting plans and/or audio plans for live events.
2. Serve as technical crew, designer's assistant, designers and or crew heads in the realization of a fully produced theater event.
3. Identify theater literature and visual styles practices, systems, and historical context used within the realization of theater events.
 
Certificate of Achievement:  Technical Theater, Entertainment Technology, Level 2
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will:  
1. Demonstrate advanced competency using technical theatre systems for scenery lights and sound in the production and realization of scenery, lighting plans and or audio plans for live events.
2. Serve as technical crew, designer's assistant, designers and or crew heads in the realization of a fully produced theater event.
3. Identify theater literature and visual styles practices, systems, and historical context used within the realization of theater events.
 
Skill Certificate: Design and Digital Media
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will: 
1. Utilize entertainment industry computer applications to document design plans for scenery, lights, costumes and sound.
2. Identify literature, visual styles, practices, systems, and historical context used in the realization of theater, film and television designs.
3. Create portfolio quality projects, using computer applications, which can be used in interviews for professional employment.