Theatre Education offers both individual and group development of skills and techniques. This art form provides access to multiple learning opportunities, often integrating demonstrations of knowledge through verbal, written, and physical means. The full potential of a student involved within this art form is realized when:

  • sufficient learning time is provided for the mastery of skills, techniques, and reflection of goals,
  • theatrical experiences are instructed by individuals with adequate training, and
  • broad in-depth learner experiences are encouraged by the school community.

Specific information about programming and curriculum design is available through two publications: Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Theatre Education (1997) and A Guide to Curriculum Planning in Classroom Drama and Theatre (1992). You may purchase each guide at DPI Publication Sales or 800-243-8782.

For further information about theatre education in Wisconsin, follow the links on the left of this page and visit the Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education (AWTE).

For further information about Fine Arts and Creativity Education in Wisconsin, please follow the links available. If you have any questions or wish to share your ideas about arts and creativity education, please contact the Fine Arts and Creativity Education Consultant, Julie Palkowski (608) 261-7494.