Program Review Theatre Arts

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 demonstrate core knowledge in major literature, history, and theory of western theatre practice.
  • Program Learning Outcome 2. 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 twenty plus courses as a story of learning.

Multi-year Assessment Plan
A multi-year assessment plan shows what program learning outcomes will be assessed in what years.

Annual and Six-Year Reports
2023 2022 Six Year Report 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012