Undergraduate Liberal Arts Degree in Theatre Arts with a focus in Performance, 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 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts Program is designed for students interested in pursuing a full range of academic study enhanced by specialized performing arts training. This eight-semester degree program includes access to foundational performing arts courses in acting, music and movement supplemented by varied studies in media and entertainment such as directing, theatre design, critique and analysis, and entertainment history. In this liberal arts degree program, students take dynamic course offerings in areas of study such as Arts and Humanities, the Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. With their acquired knowledge, students are prepared to work effectively in a variety of existing and emerging performing arts environments and related industries.
Program Learning Outcomes +−
Students completing the BA Theatre Arts (Performance) 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.
- Ability in areas of performance and production or playwriting appropriate to individual needs and interests, consistent with the goals and objectives of the specific liberal arts degree program being followed.
- An understanding of procedures and approaches for realizing a variety of theatrical styles.
- Intermediate to advanced competence in one or more theatre specializations in creation, performance, scholarship, or teaching.