Mission Statement

The UWG Theatre Department educates, inspires, and transforms the lives of students, faculty, and audience members through storytelling, artistic expression, and collaboration, which create the live theatre experience.

Vision Statement

The UWG Theatre Department will graduate students who are engaged with the world around them and who use their skills in theatre to make that world a better place.

Values

The value of Achievement is evident in our commitment to the artistic growth and advancement of our students through conference presentations and internship opportunities.
The value of Caring is evident in our creation of personal relationships with theatre students and a personal investment in their success as artists.
The value of Collaboration is apparent in the very nature of our art form. We collaborate with student artists to create theatre.
The value of Inclusiveness is evident in our casting of shows with the selection of diverse material that celebrates our student population.
The value of Innovation is evident in our pursuit of new technologies, methodologies, and standards to mirror the fast-paced entertainment industry.
The value of Integrity is evident in our commitment to transitioning the work of our student artists in the classroom to the work they do on-stage.
The value of Sustainability is evident in our obiligation to maintain an ecological balance by recycling materials, and using equipment that saves energy.
The value of Wisdom is evident in two very specific ways: 1) our pursuit and commitment to teaching students a broad knowledge of how art, more specifically theatre, not only fits into the world, but also how it can change it; and 2) in our commitment to help theatre practioners-in-training to transition from University to the entertainment industry.

Goals

Prepare students for the current theatre/film job market and/or continued study in advanced training programs.
Foster relationships with Atlanta area theatre production companies to assist students in acquiring internships and regular employment.
Present work that addresses issues important to contemporary society, including plays or musicals from theatre history, and that reflect the diversity of our student population.
Contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the university and Carrollton communities through core curriculum courses and performances.
Offer an engaging, rigorous, and current theatre curriculum that is philosophically sound and meets the needs of our students.
Maintain accreditation through the National Association of Schools of Theatre, which improves educational practices and maintains high professional standards in theatre education for Theatre Programs throughout United States.
Instill and nurture professional standards and personal accountability in Theatre students.