Educational theatre is the use of theatrical concepts to enhance the lives of children and adults. Coursework in acting, directing, creative drama and puppetry will give you the opportunity to study theatre not only as an art but also as a tool for personal and artistic development. Students in this program will work in the community arts program, and in local schools in preparation for a K-12 teaching certificate or for work in educational outreach in a theatre company, arts organization or cultural institution. As a teaching artist you will use your acting, directing and designing skills to create performances with and for children. You will guide children and adults in improvisations that build stories from literature and you will use the power of theatre to bring issues of social justice to life. Educational theatre is an appropriate path for students who are interested in further study in drama therapy, applied theatre and arts administration.
The Oral Communication Education degree program of study provides a balance among the various academic areas of communication as well as the technical, performance, and dramaturgical areas of theatre.
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