Students admitted to the vocal track of the degree will receive a one-hour lesson and a performance class each week of the semester. Students in the theatre or dance track will receive a 30-minute lesson and performance class each week of the semester. All students will study diction and vocal literature and will receive a 30-minute vocal coaching session.
Students enrolled in theatre courses follow an intensive sequence of study guided by teachers with professional experience. The performance and production schedule provides students with many opportunities to learn and practice the craft. Four mainstage productions are presented each year, along with student-directed shows.
Dance training is “arts intensive” with technique courses in ballet, modern jazz, tap, ethnic, and ballroom. Small classes permit individualized attention for both the advanced and beginning student. The dance minor places strong emphasis on choreography, performance, and dance history, and encourages a broad view of the art of dance. Further coursework in art, musical theatre, and teaching is also offered, providing a strong foundation to build artistic expressions. Dancers participate in mainstage productions and dance concerts given during the academic year.