Undergraduate Liberal Arts Degree in Theatre Arts, balanced with traditional general education coursework.
- Offered on the Los Angeles Campus
- Accelerated Option Allows for Degree Completion in 2.5 years
- Create, Produce, or Perform in Original Works Through AMDA’s Artists’ Lab
Program Description +−
The BA Theatre Arts (General) Degree Program is designed for students interested in pursuing a full range of academic study alongside their intensive exploration of theatre arts. This eight-semester degree program begins with foundational theatre training and a focus on acquiring knowledge in the areas of arts, humanities, natural and social sciences. As students progress through the program, they will advance in their understanding of communications, theatre analysis, and critical thinking. AMDA’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts (General) provides a diverse educational experience helping students emerge as educated and thoughtful citizens who are prepared to contribute to the global community in which they live.
Program Learning Outcomes +−
Students completing the BA Theatre Arts (General) program should be able to:
- Demonstrate abilities to exhibit excellence in preparation, presentation, and credibility, incorporating these in the specific craft of theatre arts.
- Demonstrate comprehension of the core concepts, processes, history, and theory of theatre and performance.
- Implement analytical, conceptual, and technical skills in a variety of performance practices.
- Work effectively in groups, to create theatrical moments or events and solve production problems.
- Demonstrate, across the various sub-fields, skills in personal discipline (organization, focus, energy, commitment), effectively applied to theatrical problem-solving and the creation of theatrical moments and events.
- Formulate constructive critical responses to theatrical phenomena.
- Compare different theatrical forms, aesthetic values, or cultural contexts, as a way of deepening one’s technical skills and expanding one’s awareness of what is theatrically possible.
- The ability to think conceptually and critically about text, performance, and production.
- An understanding of playwriting and production processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the way these shape and are shaped by artistic and cultural forces.
- An acquaintance with a wide selection of theatre repertory including the principal eras, genres, and cultural sources.
- The ability to develop and defend informed judgments about theatre.