Program Goals Statement
The focus of this program is to establish a strong foundation in the fundamentals of professional theatre-making. This program is designed to provide hands-on training where students can learn their craft experientially. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution and/or begin working professionally. A rigorous course of study that prepares students for the competitive demands of the professional world is met with an inclusive, safe, and nurturing space for artistic exploration and personal growth.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
1. Create theatrical work informed by dramatic action, circumstance, and relevant artistic tools and techniques.
2. Create designs, performances, and/or scripts that reveal complicated, specific, and rich story elements.
3. Analyze scripts, performances, and/or designs.
4. Research appropriately in the creative process.
5. Collaborate effectively with others in the creation of performances, designs, scripts, and presentations.
6. Evaluate theatrical work.
- Theatre majors should follow the curse sequence as much as possible, and they must plan to dedicate extra time to developing their craft by participating in at least three theatre program productions before they graduate.
- Students may wish to take general education courses during Winter and Summer semesters to complete program sooner.
- The Bristol Theatre program is a MassTransfer program, which allows ease of transfer of credits to other Massachusetts state colleges.
- Transfer to four-year theatre program in or outside of Massachusetts.
- Begin auditioning, directing, designing for film, television, and/or theatre.
- Theatre degree is useful for a number of careers including:
- Scenic Designer
- Costume Designer
- Lighting Designer
- Sound Designer
- Artistic Director
- Associate Artistic Director
- Casting Director
- Talent Agent
- Talent Management
- Stage Manager
- Literary Manager
- Theatre Administrator
- Drama Teacher
- Education Director for a Theatre Company
- Technical Director
- Community Engagement Director for a Theatre Company
- Costume Shop Manager
- Stitcher, cutter, draper
- Make-Up Artist
Skills developed in the Theatre Program are applicable to a wide range of careers beyond the entertainment industry.*
Students have found their degree in theatre helpful for careers in:
- Personal Training
- Real Estate
- Not for Profit Management
- Social Work
- Event Management
- Human Resources
*Please note that though a theatre education gives a powerful foundation in applicable skills in a wide range of fields, additional degrees and training may be necessary for some of these fields.
Many students have continued studies in theatre at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, DePaul University, Ithaca College, Hofstra University, Marymount Manhattan College, Emerson College, Brown University, Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island, Bridgewater State College, NOrth Carolina School of Arts, and others.
Infused General Education Competencies
- Information Literacy