The students who participate in Performance as Education expand their educational foundation in several ways. Students have opportunities to develop skills in teamwork, professionalism, critical thinking, and creativity and benefit from:
- Completing a 10-day summer performance internship that culminates in three (3) public theatre performances on the WSU Pullman campus.
- Participating in a writing program that helps students develop and workshop their college admissions and scholarship application essays.
- Cultivating creativity, imagination, and innovation through the creation of original work.
- Thinking critically about their work and negotiating artistic choices from page to stage and beyond.
- Presenting their work in front of an audience and being affirmed through their artistic creation and performance.
- Developing confidence and a stronger sense of self, which can be applied in college and job interviews.
- Learning from dedicated professionals in the fields of education, public relations and media, theatre, and production.
- Working as a productive team with their peers and PAE leaders, who model discipline, accountability, and collaboration.
- Experiencing life on a university campus, from living in safe, comfortable student housing to exploring the variety of organizations and activities WSU has to offer.