Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS) is the intellectual and artistic center for the aesthetic, historical, literary, practical, and theoretical explorations of performance in global perspective – theatre, dance, speech, time-based art, and even performative “roles” in everyday life. The TAPS concentration offers three tracks with many points of overlap among them: Performance Studies, Theatre Arts, and Writing for Performance. Concentrators gain exposure to a broad spectrum of performance modes and methods -- acting, directing, dance, and writing, and chose an avenue of focus among them. Everyone graduates having studied craft, gained familiarity with history, and investigated the role of performance arts in culture.
Here's what concentrators from the class of 2012 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Agent Trainee, United Talent Agency
- Artistic Associate (Intern), Women's Project Theatre
- Assistant, Henderson Hogan Agency
- Corps Member/Middle School English Teacher, Teach For America
- Founding Member/Fundraising Coordinator, Abolitionist Theatre Company
- Lead Player, "Amber Brown is Not a Crayon", Arts Power National Touring Theatre
- Personal Trainer, Crunch Fitness
- SAT Tutor, Self-employed
- Sales Associate, Trinity Repertory Company
- Teacher/Mentor, Fusion Academy
- Tutor, ArborBridge