At the end of the first year all students will have a basic understanding of how to read a play, develop a point of view on that play and express that point of view through the vocabulary of theatrical sets, costumes, lights and sound. They will be able to communicate these ideas to a director and to the support staff. They will be able to execute that work at the level of very small production, such as student directed projects or other student generated work.
First year students are not expected to focus tightly on a singular aspect of production. The goal of the first year curriculum is that all students are trained and experienced in multiple areas of production. This foundation should lead to an informed choice of specialization in the second year.