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Program / Learning Goals
Dance Performance Program Goals
- Students will demonstrate substantial facility within a diverse range of dance styles and techniques
- Students will demonstrate sophistication with, and control of, performance dynamics in a wide range of formal and informal performance events.
- Students will demonstrate facility with improvisational choreography and compositional conventions in the creation of original dance works.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of, and facility for, historical and theoretical inquiry in dance including its interrelatedness to various other cultural influences and forms of cultural production.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of interrelatedness of allied disciplines that enhance dance creation and performance
- Students will demonstrate responsibility for support of ensemble management and ensemble productions
Music Program Goals
- To prepare students to perform at a professional level, successfully compete in their chosen professional fields, and to pursue advanced graduate studies.
- To prepare highly qualified and skilled music educators to serve the public and private schools, to engage their own students, and to assume leadership roles in their professional associations.
- To encourage intellectual and creative expressions through research and musical scholarship.
- To educate non-music majors in ways that enrich, enlighten, and encourage the development of their own musical expression and appreciation.
- To produce concerts and other musical events of the highest quality for Rhode Island College and the community.
- To provide an environment which encourages and supports faculty development through research and creative activity.
- To cultivate arts audiences of the future.
Theatre Program Goals
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role theatre plays in the community, the professional arena, and to the individual.
- Students will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of collaborative issues as they relate to play production.
- Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the varied disciplines in the theatre and an understanding of their inherent interconnectedness.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively complete production specific problem solving in varied disciplines.
- Students will develop skills concentrating on more specific fields of study to prepare for future academic and professional growth.