Mission Statement

The Department of Theatre and Cinema serves Radford University, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through our comprehensive liberal arts curriculum and production programs.  We are deeply committed to the teaching and learning processes and strive to nurture the development of creative, independent, well-educated students who are able to work collaboratively in an increasingly technologically-rich environment.  The department values each student's individuality and provides a forum for close interaction with students, faculty and community.  Production activities are a vital component of our classroom teaching. Students are expected to take material from the classroom and apply the information to pre-professional experiences.  The artistic process, connected with the production activities, provides a vital means of student assessment as the department fulfills the university's commitment to continuous review, evaluation and improvement in an effort to address the challenges of a dynamic society.