Dr. David Callaghan, Chair
The Theatre Department’s mission is to train students for the professional theatre and entertainment industry within the context of a first-rate liberal arts education. We emphasize training the “whole artist” so that students are prepared to pursue a variety of fields that require creative and critical thinking as well as the ability to multi-task and work collaboratively on projects. The department also provides high quality theatre programming for the campus and larger state community, including opportunities to see challenging, vibrant works that are new to the state of Alabama and, at times, even the Southeast region.
No graduate degree is offered in the department; however, students pursuing a Master of Education in Secondary Education with certification in English/Language Arts may take the following courses to fulfill teaching field requirements. Students who have taken courses as an undergraduate may not receive graduate credit for those courses, with the exception of the internships, directed reading, and special topics. Most courses will involve the graduate student in the mastery of skills and techniques available on the undergraduate level. In addition to the knowledge and skills required of every art student involved in the course, all graduate students shall be responsible for a graduate component. For information, see the appropriate section under the Department of Teaching, Leadership, & Technology.