Program Review

Mission Statement

The mission of the Theatre Arts Department at Westmont College is to develop students’ creativity, technical skills, and disciplinary knowledge within a rigorous, collaborative environment. Rooted in an incarnational perspective on theater and faith, the Theatre Arts Department helps prepare students for lives in the professional, educational, and/or community theatres; provides distinctive artistic experiences for Westmont and the immediate Santa Barbara communities; and offers opportunities to all students for developing personal, social, and artistic skills essential for life-long learning and creativity.

Program Learning Outcomes

The links below lead to information about the department's most recent assessment of student learning relative to our program learning outcomes.

Program Learning Outcome 1
• Students display appropriate skill in creation, development, and presentation of theatrical performances. Program Learning Outcomes is the focus of assessment work during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Program Learning Outcome 2
• Students demonstrate core knowledge in major literature, history, and theory of western theatre practice.
Program Learning Outcome 3
• Students apply discipline-specific research methodologies in crafting effective writing about theatrical practice.

Program Review Resources

Curriculum Map. A curriculum map is a visual representation of the structure of program curriculum. The map charts program courses, syllabi, and assessments as they relate to the intended program learning outcomes. In other words, a curriculum map is the intellectual linkage that presents courses as a story of learning.

Multi-year Assessment Plan. A mullti-year assessment plan shows what program learning outcomes will be assessed during each year.

Annual and Six-Year Reports

The links below lead to reports from the past 5 years.

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016