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Mission Statement

Mission, Goals and Objectives

Who We Are

We are an academic program and an artistic and learning community composed of artists, scholars, teachers and students that supports the mission and goals of the School of Creative Arts and the Caudill College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences at Morehead State University, a comprehensive university that serves the eastern region of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

What We Do

The Theatre and Dance Program at Morehead State University provides an integrated curriculum and preparation for careers and advanced study in theatre, including performance, technical theatre, directing, design and education. The activities and programming reflect an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural perspective commensurate with the goals of a liberal arts education, which include the development of a student who has a comprehensive vision of theatre’s place in the world. We provide artistic instruction and aesthetic experiences for all students through general education. The activities and programming provide services for the University, the community and the eastern region of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The program endorses educational opportunities in conjunction with other departments campus-wide and within the community. We are dedicated to cultivating an open, creative environment that teaches respect of the individual as a person and artist, facilitates understanding of other cultures and celebrates the values inherent in collaborative achievement. We are dedicated to the missions of the school, the college, and the University’s ASPIRE program, and we continually prepare ourselves to meet the diverse challenges and abundant opportunities of the 21st century.

Where We Are Going

We are dedicated the missions of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance; the college and the University. We continually prepare ourselves to meet the diverse challenges and abundant opportunities of the 21st century. We remain committed to enhancing the quality of life for our community and serving as a quality artistic venue for our service region and the Commonwealth.  

To accomplish our mission, now and in the future, the Theatre Program:
  1. Provides students, faculty and audiences with a challenging academic environment that promotes risk-taking and facilitates an examination of human values, cultural diversity and social issues.
  2. Produce plays and theatrical events of high quality, various style and genre to promote an understanding of aesthetic and broaden artistic tastes.
  3. Teach the importance of high standards of personal and professional integrity.
  4. Educate students in the major components, general practices and opportunities found in theatre.
  5. Deliver a curriculum that provides students with a working knowledge of acting techniques, design processes and directing skills along with a fundamental knowledge of theatre history, dramatic theory and literature.
  6. Support and maintain an active production program where students have the opportunity to learn and develop theatrical skills and participate in a wide spectrum of world drama.
  7. Assist students in the development of a foundation for a career as a theatre professional, graduate student, theatre educator or a professional in an allied field.
  8. Contribute to the education of all students by providing quality instruction and artistic experience in the University's general education curriculum.