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Theatre Arts

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Theatre Arts

Live theatrical performance is a collaborative creative process that enhances your skills and expands your talents. Linfield theatre arts majors discover their best creative selves in one of the most respected theater programs in the Northwest, a setting where you will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of our major stage productions from your first day on campus. Learn the principles of acting, costuming and stagecraft, lighting design, and directing, or gain valuable arts management skills by taking a role in the business of theatre.

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As a theatre arts major at Linfield

you might take:

Theatre Practicum: Production

Participate on one or more production crews for Linfield theatre presentations. (THTR 110)

Theatre in Portland

Perform original work, see professional productions, and meet theatre artists using Linfield’s Portland campus as a home away from home. (THTR 272)

Theatre History and Literature

Follow the historical development of theatre traditions: dramatic literature, stage and production techniques, and critical theory. (THTR 470/473)

Studying theatre arts at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Obtain knowledge of a broad range of theatrical disciplines and experiences, each of which is important to an understanding of the whole as demonstrated by:

    1. Describing the key terms, concepts and theatre artists in each major area of the theatre discipline
    2. Employing the basic skills required in selected major areas of the theatre discipline
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  • Achieve adequate preparation to accept post-graduate internships or entry-level positions in theatre, to enter graduate school, to adapt theatre knowledge and skills to other careers, and to adopt creative approaches to life-long learning as demonstrated by:

    1. Presenting the appropriate skill sets to enter a specific theatre entry-level position or graduate program in theatre
    2. Identifying theatre skills that can be applied in other areas of life or careers
    3. Communicating clearly in written and spoken English and conducting basic research in the theatrical discipline
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  • Comprehend the interrelationships among the theatrical disciplines by analyzing and solving problems in most practical areas of theatre production as demonstrated by:

    1. Articulating the relationships among the various facets of the theatre discipline, developing and defending artistic concepts, and collaborating within the theatre production process
    2. Analyzing and creating solutions to specific challenges in the theatrical process
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  • Acquire the skills necessary to function as mindful, creative, and responsible individuals who appreciate the diversity and ambiguity of theatrical experiences and the role of theatre in society as demonstrated by:

    1. Applying conceptual thinking to critically evaluate text, performance, and production
    2. Explaining production processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the way these shape and are shaped by artistic and cultural forces
    3. Articulating critical awareness of one’s position within a complex society
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Intern in all areas of theatre arts

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where theatre arts majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

  • American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

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Jackson Miller
Jackson Miller
Department Chair and Professor
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