Music, Dance, & Theatre: Minors

The department of Music, Dance, and Theatre offers minors in:

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Dance

Minor in Music

Students minor in music by completing the following requirements. To be admitted to this program, students must pass an instrumental or vocal audition and take placement exams in theory, ear-training, and keyboard.

**The elective must be selected from the following list:

  • Music History Before 1750
  • Music History After 1750
  • Jazz History (major/minor)
  • Survey of Music Business
  • Computer Music

Minor in Theatre Arts

The goals of the Theatre Minor are to provide students with basic training in theatre in the areas of stage performance, dramatic literature and stage technology. Students acquire skills and experience in stage acting; gain a working knowledge of a broad spectrum of dramatic literature and theatre practices; and acquire basic skills in stage design and construction, lighting, costuming and make-up. Full-stage productions are given each semester. Students in the Theatre minor program should expect to spend a minimum of 80 hours in production participation, either onstage or backstage, over a minimum of two major Department productions.

Students must pass an audition to be admitted to this degree track.


Minor in Dance

The goals of the Dance Minor are to provide students with the opportunity to experience the art of dance from the challenging physical commitment to the realization of creative performance. The traditions and principles of the early dance masters and pioneers, and aesthetic contributions made by Graham, Humphrey, Weidman, Ramirez, Robbins and Tharp are an integral part of dance student's experience. The Dance Minor offers students valuable performance experiences as well as participation in departmental musical productions.


Beyond course requirements a Dance Minor is required to spend a minimum of eighty hours in production participation, either onstage or backstage, over a minimum of two major departmental dance and/or theatrical productions.

**Dance electives are any dance courses not required for the minor. An independent study or Co-op Dance project may be taken with permission of the Coordinator.