The Boston College Theatre Department—faculty, staff, and students—is committed to theater education that combines art with scholarship and drama study with theater practice. We seek to foster creativity, critical thinking, excellence, and professionalism through the integration of courses, productions, workshops, and other activities. We value theater as a liberal art as well as a performing art, which means that we seek to understand it not only as a means of artistic expression and a form of entertainment, but as a window onto history, a method of inquiry into all things human, and a vehicle for social change. Interested students are invited to join us in this mission regardless of previous experience. Those who do will develop an intellectual frame of reference, a theatrical imagination, and practical skills that prepare them for advanced training in a wide range of disciplines and vocations.