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Courses and Requirements

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, performance majors must complete the following:

 

Requirements in the Major

Total number of credits toward the major: 52

Core Requirements

Foundations Courses (choose 2 of 3)

PERF 103*

Voice and Speech

PERF 104*

Presence of the Performer

PERF 140*

Storytelling

* Foundation courses and are credited in general education. These courses do not count toward the number of credits required for the major.

Capstone Courses (both are required): 8 credits

ARTS 494

Senior Seminar

ARTS 494

Senior Project

Additional Requirements in the Major

Introductory and Intermediate Level (choose 1): 4 credits

PERF 150

Improvisation in Art and Life

PERF 180

Approaches to Acting: (subtitle)

PERF 230

Writing and Performing the Self

PERF 250

Rehearsal and Production

PERF 260

Topics in Performance

PERF 265

Performance History/ Critical Studies

PERF 270

Special Topics in Performance with the Resident Artist: (subtitle)

PERF 299

Independent Study in Performance

Critical Theory (required): 4 credits

PERF 165

Styles of Live Art

Intermediate and Advanced Theory (choose 1): 4 credits

PERF 265

Performance History/ Critical Studies

PERF 365

Performance Studies

PERF 270

Special Topics in Performance with the Resident Artist: (subtitle)

Production (required): 4 credits

PERF 250

Rehearsal and Production

Advanced Level (choose 4): 16 credits

PERF 320

Directing Seminar

PERF 330

Writing and Performing the Self II

PERF 350

Rehearsal and Production II

PERF 360

Advanced Topics in Performance

PERF 365

Performance Studies

PERF 370

Documentary-Based Performance

PERF 399

Advanced Independent Study in Performance

PERF 440

Rehearsal and Production Tutorial

PERF 470

Advanced Special Topics in Performance: (subtitle)

Performance Electives (choose 3): 12 credits

Choose three courses from any of the following without repeating courses taken above:

  • Any of the above courses, except foundation courses
  • Any 100 or 200-level MEDA or VISA courses, except foundation courses
  • LIT 240 Introduction to Drama
  • Any of the Additional Performance Electives below

Additional Performance Electives (1 – 2 credit courses)

PERF 170

Technical Practicum in Performance (2 credits)

PERF 181

Vocal Music Instruction (1 credit)

PERF 182

Modern Dance (2 credits)

PERF 183

Individual Instruction in Music (1 credit)

PERF 184

West African Percussion (1 – 2 credits)

PERF 185

Fundamentals and Extensions of Music (2 credits)