Award Date

5-1-2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Theatre Arts

First Committee Member

Scott Hansen

Second Committee Member

Joe Aldridge

Third Committee Member

Judith Ryerson

Fourth Committee Member

Jane McCarthy

Number of Pages

95

Abstract

Most people do not realize that Technical Theatre even exists, and of those who do, not many realize the great potential that Technical Theatre programs have for reforming education. Through an examination of the basic history of education in the United States, as well as of the current trends in student preparation for careers and the workforce, it is clear that Technical Theatre offers an educational model that addresses many of the difficulties experienced in today's educational systems. By integrating the core subjects with hands-on learning, technical skills, 21st century soft skills, and both learner-centered and group-learning methodologies, Technical Theatre bridges the gap between academic and vocational training while also preparing students for jobs, careers, and life.

Keywords

Technical theatre; Theater--Production and direction; Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery; Vocational education

Disciplines

Education | Theatre and Performance Studies

Language

English


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