B.F.A. Theatrical Production Arts
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) FOR THEATRICAL PRODUCTION ARTS
There are four broad learning outcomes for all students in the BFA Theatrical Production Arts program.
Students are assessed for SLO 1 in various departmental courses. For SLOs 2-4 students are assessed during each review and are evaluated on how consistently they meet the student learning outcomes by the following classifications:
- At Times
Students who are making satisfactory progress in the program are expected to perform "frequently" or "consistently" in all areas.
SLO 1: FUNDAMENTAL THEATRE KNOWLEDGE BASE:
Students demonstrate proficiency in the theory, history, management and practice of theatre applied to a wide range of plays, periods and genres.
- Fundamental, comprehensive understanding of the various elements of basic interrelated processes of creation, interpretation, performance, and production and experience with specific repertories and comparative standards of production quality through performance, academic study, and attendance at productions.
- Fundamental, conceptual understanding of the expressive possibilities of theatre.
- An understanding of the common elements and vocabulary of theatre and of the interaction of these elements, and be able to employ this knowledge in analysis, including analyses of their productions.
- The ability to place works of theatre in historical and stylistic contexts and have some understanding of the cultural milieu in which they were created and develop and defend informed judgments about theatre.
SLO2: CRITICAL THINKING, ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS
- Students demonstrate the ability to perform research and analysis that leads to creative problem solving in their discipline.
- Students demonstrate critical and analytical skills in their discipline:
Design: Students articulate story and a personal point of view on dramatic work based upon analysis and dramaturgical research.
Technology: Students identify technical challenges, analyze and develop creative solutions at the appropriate level.
- Students demonstrate the ability to do appropriate research which translates directly to their outcomes of their discipline:
Design: Students demonstrate the ability to undertake visual/aural research which translates into design ideas that support story.
Technology: Students demonstrate the ability to do technical research which translates into solutions in production.
SLO3: APPLICATION & PERFORMANCE / PRODUCTION EFFECTIVENESS
- Students demonstrate proficiency in their chosen field.
- Students demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of technical theatre, theatrical graphics standards, and the safe use of the tools associated with theatrical production.
- Students demonstrate good craftsmanship and high quality work.
- Students demonstrate the ability to make choices that are appropriate to their discipline.
Design: Students demonstrate the ability to make choices that communicate their thoughts and analysis about the theatrical text to an audience.
Technology: Students demonstrate the ability to develop and implement appropriate technical solutions to design/production challenges.
SLO4: VALUES AND PROFESSIONALISM
Students demonstrate the ability to organize and manage their time, communicate and collaborate with others, act with commitment, maturity and self-discipline, and reflect other attitudes and values that are essential to the professionalism in theatre.
- Students demonstrate the ability to organize and manage their time.
- Students demonstrate the ability to communicate and collaborate respectfully with others.
- Students maintain high personal standards for their work and challenge themselves to improve their skills and meet their full potential.
- Students demonstrate effective supervision of others and the successful management of project/production timelines.