The Theatre and Dance Major

The Theatre and Dance degree requires for each student a balance of performance, backstage and technical work, leadership skills in arts management, directing and choreography, and historical/theoretical knowledge of the performing arts and the entertainment industry.

The theatre and dance major requires 15-22 courses (40-56 semester hours), chosen from:

  • Introduction to the Performing Arts
  • Acting I and II
  • Acting Tutorials
  • Methods of Directing
  • Theatre History
  • Dance History
  • Get Moving! (Movement fundamentals)
  • Dance Composition
  • Modern Dance I and II
  • Ballet I and II
  • Pointe Technique
  • Jazz Dance
  • Tap Dance
  • Introduction to Technical Production
  • Principles of Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Set Design
  • Arts Management
  • Marginalized Voices: Women Playwrights
  • Women Making Dance: Performance, Choreography, and Healing
  • Rehearsal and Performance Courses
  • Senior Thesis and Senior Seminar