The study of theatre at Muskingum University combines theory and practice in the classroom with performance in theatre productions which are open to all students. Academic offerings provide students with a complete theatre experience which includes reading, writing, designing, building, acting, and directing plays.
The department of Communication, Media, & Theatre has a large and diverse population of students, staff, and faculty. In the liberal arts tradition, however, our paths often merge in interesting and unexpected ways. The links below will give you an overview of each of the department's primary areas of focus.
The mission of the Communication, Media, & Theatre Department is to offer quality academic programs designed to develop student understanding and skills in theatre, media, and communication theory, technology, and performance. Through development of ethical sensitivity, critical thinking, performance and production skills, the student will be challenged to lead a more vocationally productive, personally satisfying, and socially responsible life.
The vision of the Communication, Media, & Theatre Department continues to be aggressively striving to keep the department on the cutting edge of practice, theory, methods, and technology of communication in the twenty-first century. With this vision we can continue to strive to meet our goal of graduating students who are prepared for success in their respective areas of degrees.
Program Learning Goals
- Students will employ an intellectual and aesthetic understanding of the craft and technique of theatre arts in order to apply this understanding in a professional setting.
- A student will also be able to apply critical evaluative standards to visual or performative texts of their own creation as well as the works of others.
The Theatre Department
The study of theatre combines theory and practice in the classroom with performance in theatre productions which are open to all students. Academic offerings provide students with a complete theatre experience which includes reading, writing, designing, building, acting, and directing plays.
Theatre majors may concentrate in one of five areas: acting, technical theatre, directing, dramatic literature, or theatre history and criticism. In addition, students frequently combine theatre with other majors in order to broaden their career choices. Facilities include a flexible theatre space and a small experimental theatre space. Students may be active in Muskingum Players, an organization promoting interest in theatre.