Classes offered by Margaret Caterisano

Much of my job satisfaction can be attributed to the fact that Furman’s students are a joy to teach. Philosophically, I am committed to the idea of engaged learning at Furman. Happily, the Theatre Arts courses I teach fit well into the experiential learning paradigm. My hope is that my students will grow as artists and scholars. My goal is to help them become confident proficient contributing collaborative performers, designers and crafts-persons. I believe there is strength in choice, and love a process where many voices contribute ideas to a single work of art. I believe that Furman’s liberal arts approach to learning lends itself to the collaborative nature of theatre. I am convinced that our students become better artists and collaborators because of the liberal arts environment. I delight in the university’s commitment to finding the right Furman Advantage opportunity for all of our students. One of my teaching objectives has been to seek those opportunities for each of my students in all of my classes. I also believe that Furman’s recent efforts to diversify the faculty will help diversify the student body, which is the correct path for Furman University and strengthens the liberal arts commitment.