To bring a moment to life onstage, many hours of rehearsal, costume design, set construction and other behind-the-scenes work must take place. Theater arts students gain an appreciation of theater history and of the various roles that bring works of theater from the script to the stage, applying their skills to the Performing Arts Department's productions.
2014-2015 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions. Requirements for a Minor in Theater Arts
6 courses (24 credits)
PERF1101 The Theater: History and Appreciation
PERF1111 Public Speaking: Voice and Diction
PERF2111 Acting: Basic Techniques
PERF2112 Acting: Styles and Genress
Or PERF2113 Playing Shakespeare: from Study to Stage
PERF3101 Dramaturgy and Play Analysis
Or PERF3122 Playwriting
PERF3121 Theatrical Design and Production
Additionally: At least three performances and/or technical work as part of a live program
Learning Goals + Outcomes
At the completion of an Individualized Major in Performing Arts degree, the student will:
Be able to locate a work within a historical timeline and understand the relationships between that work and the period in which it was created.
Be able to effectively engage and analyze a work on multiple structural and technical levels.
Be able to recognize important stylistic features associated with major writers, composers, and/or performers, both past and present.
Acquire the skills necessary to present a work through appropriate performance and/or production techniques.
Acquire skills and techniques that will enable them to independently and/or collaboratively create new works.
Performing arts careers are many and varied. Among those that a student of theater arts can pursue are:
Executive positions in arts organizations
The skills learned in the performing arts disciplines can also be applied to many walks of life. Self-confidence and self-awareness, the ability to speak and carry one's self with confidence in front of others, and creative, outside-the-box thinking are all abilities that put an Emmanuel College graduate ahead of the pack in almost any career.
Learn more about career paths open to students of performing arts through the
Emmanuel College Career Center.