Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Theatre Learning Aims

Students with a theatre concentration will demonstrate a mastery in the following areas:

  • An advanced literacy in the terminology, conventions, and collaborative methodology of theatre, including knowledge of theatre practice, as well as the methodology, historiography, and conventions of the theatre scholar
  • Historical, literary, and theoretical literacy defined as an ability to identify and recognize the major periods of theatre history from ancient Greek theatre to contemporary world theatre, and familiarity with wide array of performance styles and dramatic genres, as well as knowledge of the representative works and playwrights of each genre, major movements in dramatic theory, and representative discourses
  • A heightened aesthetic sensibility through participation in the interpretive creative process of live theatre in a variety of different capacities and critical reflection on the work of others, as well as a mastery of textual analysis utilizing plays as dynamic blueprints for theatrical action and cultural expression
  • Communication and information literacy, defined as the ability to conduct scholarly research in the discipline, including the use of scholarly sources and academic databases, the understanding of primary and secondary sources, and the ability to construct and sustain an argument supported by critical sources and communicate that argument to a defined audience via oral or written means
Peggy Sell

Peggy Sells

This 2007 graduate fuses her passion for art history with her desire to make art accessible at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas

Art History
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Academic Opportunities

Waiting in the wings

Student troupes explore the world of theater, and gain production experience, and bring classic and contemporary works to life on Loyola's stage.