From UA faculty to UA student, these values guide the Theatre Arts Program toward academic and professional success.
The UA Theatre Arts Program embraces diversity and promotes scholarship and theatre productions/techniques that address diversity issues. The program actively seeks to improve access to theatre and education for underserved populations.
The UA Theatre Arts Program promotes an international perspective in all aspects of teaching, production, and scholarship, including opportunities to study abroad. The study of theatre allows students to experience directly (in the classroom and on stage) the effect of world politics, economics, race, religion and technology on society and to examine in action how global values and beliefs might shape the future.
The UA Theatre Arts Program believes in connecting campus and community, not only through public performances, but also by extending the traditional skills and tools of theatre into civic engagement, community service, activism, and wellness.
The UA Theatre Arts Program values an ensemble and collaborative approach to the creative process. We seek out and promote a variety of collaborative relationships with other disciplines and programs within the University and with communities outside the university to provide a vibrant exchange of ideas and techniques.
The UA Theatre Program strives to achieve performances of superior educational and artistic quality. We value innovation over conformity and risk-taking over security in our teaching, research, and artistic enterprises. Like our colleagues in the sciences, our role as artists within an excellent research, polytechnic institution is to be on the forefront of exploring new possibilities for theatre and performing arts to stimulate change and to enhance the quality of life in our community.
The faculty, staff, and students of the UA Theatre Arts Program must challenge themselves continuously to employ the highest standards of honesty and transparency, and artistic and scholarly integrity in all aspects of their work.