Lisa Martin-Stuart, Chair/ Co-Artistic Director
The Department of Theatre and Dance offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in theatre and dance.
The theatre major is especially suitable for persons wishing a strong liberal arts education and/or preparation for careers in theatre, the entertainment industry, communication, education, law, medicine, the ministry, etc.
The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Dance offers two concentrations: (1) Performance and Choreography with focuses in ballet or contemporary dance and (2) Dance Education K-12. The performance and choreography focus in classical ballet requires 8 ballet techniques and 4 contemporary techniques classes. The contemporary dance focus requires 6 contemporary techniques, 4 ballet techniques and 2 techniques of other forms of dance. Academic coursework such as choreography, dance history, and theory courses are in ballet or contemporary dance, depending on the focus. Dance performances include full-length ballet productions, classical repertory and contemporary works. Dance Performance/Choreography majors must earn at least 5 credits of DANC 177 - Dance Company I before graduation.