Our training is specifically geared toward preparing students to seek professional-quality work in the many fields of theatre arts, the pursuit of graduate studies, and/or contributing to the cultural life of their community overall.
We recognize that the art of theatre requires not only talent and expertise from its students, but an irreplaceable commitment of time, effort, and devotion to study and performance/production.
We understand theatre to be a team endeavor which, as it incorporates music, fine arts, crafts, and movement, becomes, as Richard Wagner suggested, a universal means of communication.
We believe in a progressive curriculum which allows students to build upon introductory level courses and skills with more intensive and specialized courses and skills, while continually integrating study with the discipline and challenge of performance/production.
We recognize that graduates need more than a high GPA to become competent artists (and secure viable employment); therefore our graduates must document their skill and competence in a way easily recognized and assessed by the professional theatre community.
We believe that an artist is called out for their vocation as surely as a pastor or missionary, therefore we strive to empower each student to recognize, understand, and fully actualize their artistic calling before their creator.