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Theater Mission

Advancing the University of Portland’s conviction that education develops the whole person, our Theater Program prepares students for productive participation in local, national, and global society. Through intentional production practices and reflective course work we are striving to make identity-conscious and ethnoculturally competent theatre. Toward this goal, we provide a comprehensive foundation of theater coursework with the ability to focus training in performance, design, management, directing, playwriting and dramaturgy. Students acquire vital skills that span every discipline such as collaboration, project management, critical analysis, and public presentation, providing direct access to performing arts careers and any other profession.