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Theatre Student's Responsibility for Classwork

It is difficult to be a working artist and maintain a balance with the responsibilities of life. One can easily become absorbed in a show or a project and let other considerations slip. To neglect other obligations is not only immature; it is unrealistic training for a life in the theatre–and training is what we are here for. A theatre artist must be organized in order to budget his or her time and energy and arrange priorities, whether they are duties to loved ones or doing the laundry.

Production is a vital part of training, but not the only one. If a student concentrates only on performance or production they are missing vital steps in training which makes for a better artist. These steps are offered in class experiences under the guidance of skilled and experienced professionals. It is self-destructive to waste this experience when one is investing so much time and money. One does not buy an education. An artist buys the time, the facilities, and the guidance, all of which are here, but the student must do the work.

If the faculty receives any reports of failure to meet classroom responsibilities, they may take disciplinary action, which may include removal from production responsibilities.

 

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