Saint Louis University-Madrid offers students the chance to widen their skills in the disciplines of dance, music or theatre through SLU’s minor in performing arts. Students gain a basic understanding of each area and of the global scope of stage arts. They will also be provided with a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of the stage in a Spanish, Latin and more broadly European context.
Students will study the close relationship and interaction of the different stage-arts and learn why it is important to understand these disciplines in order to achieve a creative insight.
The minor in performing arts involves 18 credit hours of coursework. All students completing the minor must take THR 1010: Introduction to the Performing Arts, they are also required to complete at least one course toward their concentration in the discipline of their choice: dance, music or theatre.
In SLU’s Theatre Program, students work together as a theatrical company, promoting commitment to the group whilst building up individual skillsets in design, direction, performance and management.
Every semester, the Theatre Program produces a live drama, with students being involved both on stage and backstage. The Theatre Program’s productions will challenge students to consider diverse viewpoints, values and expressions of the creativity, whilst providing them with a chance to discover and practice theatre protocol and craft in a collective atmosphere.
Apart from production, SLU-Madrid’s acting courses convey skills that are useful in non-theatrical surroundings where presentation skills are important. The University’s playscript analysis course teaches students how to read a play and identify all of its theatrical possibilities.
Suffolk University’s theatre major is immersive. This is different to audition-only majors, Suffolk’s program lets students take part in student productions from their first day. In fact, all students need to perform twice and work behind the scenes twice before they graduate. Students will get hands-on training with the university’s partners at Suffolk’s celebrated Modern Theatre and at local companies. As part of this hands-on program, students will find a voice as a writer, director, actor or designer.
Students will receive either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in theatre, dependant on their area of focus which include: Performance, Musical Theatre, Directing, Playwriting, Technical Theatre and Design, Stage Management or Arts Management.
Bircham University’s Performing Arts program outlines the artistic methods of expression particularly theatre, music, motion picture, dance and visual art. Students will discover how the performing arts reflect the political, social and religious features of numerous civilisations. The Performing Arts program offers a theoretical spotlight to the content and procedures intrinsic in the imaginative and artistic experience of performance. The program also gives students an understanding of various artistic fields, forms of expression and inspired visual languages.
Subjects covered on this course include: Scene Analysis, Narrative Development, Theory of Drama & Comedy, Script & Screen Writing, Creativity, Staging & Choreography, Performing Music & Dance, Television Production & Directing, Visual Arts, Directing Actors, Performing Arts and Artistic Design. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each.
The Performing Arts course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree levels.