The Department of Theatre and Dance offers Minors in Musical Theatre, and Arts Administration.
The requirements for each of these minors are listed below. Students interested in enrolling in either minor must contact the chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance for additional details.
Musical Theatre Minor
4 credits THEA 218 Voice & Body Movement
4 credits THEA 321 Acting
3 credits THEA 335 Musical Theatre Performance
3 credits THEA 336 Musical Theatre Performance
Plus four additional credits from:
1 credit DANC 121 Beginning Ballet
1 credit DANC 122 Beginning Ballet (Prereq. DANC 121 or Permission of Instructor)
1 credit DANC 141 Beginning Jazz
1 credit DANC 142 Beginning Jazz (Prereq. DANC 141 or Permission of Instructor)
2 credits DANC 3011 Intermediate Ballet (Prereq. DANC 122 or Permission of Instructor)
2 credits DANC 3021 Intermediate Ballet (Prereq. DANC 301 or Permission of Instructor)
2 credits DANC 3051 Intermediate Jazz (Prereq. DANC 142 or Permission of Instructor)
2 credits DANC 3061 Intermediate Jazz (Prereq. DANC 305 or Permission of Instructor)
Plus four additional credits from:
1 credit MUPR 301 Private Voice
1 credit MUPR 401 Private Voice
1 credit MUPR 201 Class Voice I
1 credit MUPR 202 Class Voice II
1 credit MUPR 203 Class Voice III
1 credit MUPR 204 Class Voice IV
The interdisciplinary minor in musical theatre introduces the student to the theory and practice of performance through a combination of training in technique, studio work, and production. Students pursue a balanced core of courses in Theatre, Dance, and Music that is enhanced by participation in musical productions in both Klein Theatre and Studio 115. Previous productions include, Spring Awakening, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Nunsense, Bat Boy, Forever Plaid, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Godspell, Baby, Reefer Madness, Avenue Q, Always…Patsy Cline, and RENT.
Arts Administration Minor
3 credits THEA 281 Principles of Arts Administration
3 credits THEA 481 Resource Strategies in Arts Administration
3 credits ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting
3 credits MGMT 301 Principles of Management
3 credits MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing
1 credit THEA 390 Theatre Practicum
to be taken three semesters for a total of three (3) credits in the areas of marketing, box office, house management, production management, stage management, interactive marketing, communications, recruitment, or finance.
3 credits THEA 499 Internship with a nonprofit arts organization.
Combining a solid foundation of theory and practice, the Arts Administration minor creates a pathway of the education and experience students need to gain access to a career path in the field. With strong classroom experience in business and arts administration and experiential learning designed to apply knowledge to practice, the minor is a robust and flexible field of study that is an ideal complement to any major, but particularly for students in the arts.
The minor incorporates key courses in accounting, management, and marketing in the College of Business. These concepts are focused on the field in two specialized courses in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Finally, students develop and strengthen their skills by pursuing practicum assignments in essential areas of arts administration to enhance their experience in the minor. The faculty encourages students to pursue a internship to increase their proficiency in arts administration and establish a network of professional contacts. The University’s proximity to the world-class arts organizations in Washington, DC, gives students unprecedented opportunities to work in the field.
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