The mission of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Theatre Program, a division of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, is to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive instruction in the field of Theatre Arts that will prepare them for post-graduate study and/or entry into the professional theatre community.  While pursuing a Theatre degree, students will develop a variety of skills and attitudes conducive to a lifetime of independent learning, with an awareness and appreciation for diverse views and an understanding of the contributions of theatre to society and culture.  UNK Theatre students will obtain a broad practical and theoretical knowledge of Theatre as a Fine Art and as one of the humanities, while developing a world view of theatre through specialized training in history, dramatic literature, performance, design, and theatre technology.  Through work in the classroom, on the stage, and in professional settings, UNK Theatre students will gain a sophisticated appreciation of the demands of the professional marketplace, and will be thoroughly prepared to pursue productive careers in the Theatre Arts.