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Mission and Goals

Theatre major mission & goals

As a theatre major at University of the Cumberlands, the mission of the program is to provide students with a fundamental understanding and appreciation of theatre performance, history, literature, design and technology. Unlike many other theatre major programs, which are singular in focus, this academic program emphasizes both performance and technical aspects of theatre with courses in acting, stagecraft, scene/lighting design, makeup and advanced acting. The theatre major program from University of the Cumberlands also offers classes in stage management and arts administration for theatre arts majors preparing for future careers in the expanding area of arts management. Two annual theatre productions offer theatre majors hands-on educational opportunities in every aspect of production and expose theatre major students to a variety of performance and dramatic styles.