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 BA Theatre Arts (Performance) Degree 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 begins with foundational theatre training that focuses on the study of theatre history, performance, directing, theatre design, playwriting, and script analysis. Students are provided with a breadth of opportunities to participate in the processes of live theatre, through which the personal, social, and aesthetic impact of theatre arts may be experienced. As a liberal arts degree program, students will also focus on acquiring knowledge in the areas of arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences. With specific knowledge, skills, and competencies that can be applied to existing and emerging theatre environments, students are prepared to work effectively in a variety of careers in theatre 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.