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Students who complete the major in Theater at NYU Abu Dhabi are expected to have acquired:
- An understanding of theater as a field of inquiry, research and innovation as interpreted within a framework that includes aesthetics, culture, history, theory, self, and society;
- The ability to articulate in written and oral form concrete ideas about theater and Theater Practice while employing robust theoretical and critical underpinnings;
- An interdisciplinary understanding of theater as a practice that interconnects a network of texts and ideas and in which the study of theater is related to other fields of scholarly endeavor;
- Ability to use theatrical stagecraft including lighting, scenic and costume design and their corresponding technical software and digital programs;
- Ability to create theater in a range of styles and collaborative approaches and in so doing the ability to apply a range of performance and process theories and methodologies including close reading of plays and performance texts.
- The ability to conduct rigorous research including the use of library resources, performance archives, and digital technologies.
Students in the Theater Practice Track are expected to have acquired:
- The ability to lead and collaborate on creative projects that reflect conceptual and theoretical thought and demonstrate a unique creative sensibility.
Students in the Theater Studies Track are expected to have acquired:
- The ability to explain the characteristics and development of diverse theater genres (classical, neoclassical, experimental, emergent) and world theater traditions (from Asia, Africa, the Arab World, the Americas);
- The ability to communicate original critical and theoretical arguments (both written and oral) and in so doing, demonstrate effective use of evidence, citation, archival support and use of digital technologies.