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

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.

Required courses:

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

MDT 101

Survey of Music (majors/minors)

3

MDT 131

Harmony I

2

MDT 133

Harmony II

2

MDT 132

Ear-Training I

2

MDT 134

Ear-Training II

2

MDT 135

Keyboard Methods I

1

MDT 136

Keyboard Methods II

1

NA

Applied I-IV

6

NA

Large Ensemble (4 semesters, .5 each)

2

NA

Elective***

3

Total Credits: 24

*Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog.

**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.

 

Course Number

Course Title*

Credits

MDT 113

Acting I

3

MDT 313

Acting II

3

MDT 118

Stagecraft

3

MDT 218

Movement for Actors

3

MDT 279

Speech and Performance

3

MDT 280

Costume and Make-up

3

ENGL 227

Survey of Dramatic Literature to 1620

3

ENGL 228

Survey of Dramatic Literature from 1620

3

Total Credits: 24

*Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog.

 

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.

 

Course Number

Course Title*

Credits

MDT 114

Dance Technique: Ballet

3

MDT 115

Dance Technique: Modern

3

MDT 116

Dance Technique: Jazz

3

MDT 315

Modern Dance II

3

MDT 301

Choreography Workshop

3

MDT 278

New York Dance

3

ENGL 299

Dance Performance Workshop I

3

NA

Dance Elective**

3

Total Credits: 21

Beyond these 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 thatrical 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.