Winthrop University: CVPA - Theatre and Dance - Mission Statement

Theatre and Dance

Mission Statements

The mission of Winthrop University's Department of Theatre and Dance is to foster individual students' aesthetic, intellectual, and creative development within the context of a liberal arts education as they pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre or in Dance.  Through class instruction, private coaching, mentoring, and performance, the department advocates both theoretical and creative explorations.  The goal is to achieve an understanding of the social, political, historical, and technological aspects of theatre and dance and how they will continue to evolve in the future.  The Department of Theatre and Dance strives to encourage dialogue and creative self-examination, and to challenge the status quo.  We are a community committed to sharing stories about all our collective humanity. We strive to afford opportunities for students to develop a significant level of competency in one emphasis in theatre (performance, musical theatre, design/technical, K-12 teacher certification) or in dance (B.A. Dance, B.A. Dance with K-12 teacher certification).

Dance Program Mission Statement
The dance program at Winthrop University prepares students for careers and future study in dance by fostering their aesthetic, technical, intellectual, and creative development within the context of a liberal arts education.  In order to achieve this mission, the program provides students with opportunities to participate in studio-based practices and explorations as well as performance and other relevant educational offerings.  The program serves both the university and local community in enhancing their knowledge of the discipline of dance from a holistic perspective, including the political, historical, cultural, and technological events that have contributed to its evolution.

Theatre Program Mission Statement
The mission of the theatre program is to foster individual students' aesthetic, intellectual, and creative development within the context of a liberal arts education as they pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree.  

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Last Updated: 8/29/22