Theatre courses support the institutional mission by educating and guiding students, as individuals, so that they may realize their full career potential and enhance their lives. Theatre courses provide an environment that reflects the institution’s tradition of personal service, commitment to innovative technology-enriched education, and learning relationships with community, employers, and society.

Theatre is a cornerstone of a liberal arts education. Theatre courses help students understand and appreciate the historical, aesthetic, and technical dimensions of the dramatic arts, with the aim of gaining greater cultural and self-awareness. Theatre courses provide students the opportunity to develop abilities useful in many areas of their personal and professional lives, including industrial, technology, management, and communication skills, as well as artistic sensitivity and expression.