Applied Theatre Careers & Outcomes

After Pacific | Students go on to share their talents by using theatre and drama to work with at-risk youth in schools and after-school programs, with senior centers, or in other health, education and community settings.

The applied theatre program has a strong future focus, offering students a network of professional pathways, connecting with the professional theatre world, local social service organizations, and the community.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate practical skills in theatre production, including scenic, lighting, costume, sound and make-up design; acting; stage management; theatre technology; playwriting; and directing. Students will be able to perform in at least three of these areas at a developing level.
  • Students will demonstrate effective collaboration skills, including leadership, time management, problem-solving, effective communication, constructive critique.
  • Students will display an understanding of artistic practice, including conceptualization, development of skills, constructive critique, revision, and public dissemination.
  • Students will be able to articulate the usefulness of artistic practice in the service of groups and individuals, and will be able to identify appropriate research and approaches in order to serve various populations.
  • Through the fulfillment of a Capstone project, students will demonstrate critical thinking, writing, speech, and organizational skills at an advanced undergraduate level.

Program Purpose

The Applied Theatre program extends the skills, tools, and values of the theatre arts into civic engagement, community-building, activism, and wellness. An educated Applied Theatre practitioner has a strong foundation in the liberal arts and also recognizes and employs the power of theatre to further the public good.