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Minor Programs

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  • 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

      Applied I-IV

    6

      Large Ensemble (4 semesters, .5 each)

    2

      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

      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
      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.

    *Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog.

    **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.