Master in Fine Arts-Theatre (2015) emphasis: Theatre for Young Audiences
(Orlando, Florida Aug ’14-May 2015)
Theatre Survey (for non-theatre majors):
* Created course lesson plan and syllabus. Conducted 90-minute classes (M-W-F) including on-line presence and assignments in theatre’s history and components (e.g. playwriting, directing, designing, acting, producing, etc.).
GRADUATE TEACHING ASS’T
(Orlando, Florida Aug ’13-Present)
-Theatre Survey (for theatre majors)
-Stage Management (for theatre majors)
-Technical Theatre Design & Production (for theatre majors)
-Theatre Survey (for theatre non-majors)
* Assists professors with advising underclass theatre students in critical thinking, observations of theatrical productions and writing college-level papers:
The University of Central Florida is one of the most dynamic universities in the country as well as the second largest in the nation. Offering 212 degree programs, it has become an academic and research leader in numerous fields, such as optics, modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business administration, education, science, hospitality management and digital media. The Washington Post published a lengthy article showcasing how UCF is in “the vanguard of an insurgency that aims to demolish the popular belief that exclusivity is a virtue in higher education.” The story also explores how UCF’s philosophy is “storming higher ed” as a model for “a nation in desperate need of a better-educated workforce.”
About UCF Dep’t of Theatre
With the formation of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1981/82, Theatre became a separate program with its own director and, in 1983, following major renovations, the old Science building was renamed the University Theatre.
Since its early origins, the Department has offered the BA degree. The Theatre curriculum and programs were extensively revised in 1992 and beginning with the fall term of 1993, in addition to the BA degree, a professional BFA degree was offered with specializations in performance and technical theatre/design. In addition, the season of plays for 1993/94 was expanded to six main-stage productions and six student directed one-act, studio productions.
During the summer of 1994, Theatre UCF initiated its first summer theatre program with a summer season of four productions. Summer productions are produced by a company of theatre students, faculty, staff, and visiting guest artists.
A BFA track in Musical Theatre was implemented during the Fall term of 1998 and a Certificate Program in Arts Administration was implemented in the Spring of 2001.
During the 2000/2001 academic year, the Department entered into a partnership with the Civic Theatre. This partnership resulted in the creation of The Orlando Repertory Theatre, housed in the theatre facilities located in Loch Haven Park. This enabled the Department of Theatre to become involved in youth programming.
The MA degree in General Theatre and the MFA degree in Acting and in Design were approved by the Board of Regents in the Spring of 2001 and implemented in the Fall of 2001. A partnership with the News-Journal Lively Arts Center and Seaside Music Theatre enabled us to start an MFA in Musical Theatre in 2002. We added our MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences in 2004.