Bachelors of Arts in Performing Arts

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Performing Arts

The Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is a globally recognized academic achievement that builds upon the skills obtained in high school while focusing on a specific area of study. Most BA programs take from three to four years to complete, at which time successful graduates earn a diploma from the school.

Just what is a BA in Performing Arts? “Performing arts” is an umbrella term for the study of music, dance and drama practices, all of which are integrated into a typical performing arts BA program. Students can expect to further their skills in all three concentrations, as well as enhance their knowledge of industry-specific business practices and audition techniques. Additional attention will be given to performance-related topics such as theater history, dance and culture, musical theater, and dance technique and dramatic literature, among other related areas of study.

Students who successfully secure a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts are prepared for a wide variety of global careers, and also have the skill set necessary to begin auditioning if desired. While many performing arts BA holders begin work immediately upon graduation, others—particularly those interested in teaching or other positions in academia—use it as a stepping stone toward a higher advanced degree.

The cost of obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts varies from school to school and country to country. The price of tuition is based on factors such as the prestige of the university, as well as its geographic region.

Upon graduation, performing arts degree holders are prepared to take on a variety of positions within the arts and entertainment industries. Many successful graduates go on to work in talent management, film and theater direction, music performance, composition, dance and choreography, or as film, television or theater actors.

 

Students interested in learning more about the opportunities that exist for performing arts degree holders should explore our extensive database of related programs available across the globe. Additional information about each program may be gained by utilizing our lead form. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor of Arts in Music

University of Delaware
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Newark

The Department of Music offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides broad coverage of music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. It is structured to provide broad coverage of music theory, music history/literature, and applied music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. Many students in this major are talented musicians who have studied an instrument extensively during their high school years and wish to continue their musical studies while exploring other academic and career interests. This program is ideal for those students wishing to pursue a dual degree, a double major, or a music major with a non-music minor. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts. The Department of Music offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides broad coverage of music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. It is structured to provide broad coverage of music theory, music history/literature, and applied music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. Many students in this major are talented musicians who have studied an instrument extensively during their high school years and wish to continue their musical studies while exploring other academic and career interests. This program is ideal for those students wishing to pursue a dual degree, a double major, or a music major with a non-music minor. AREAS OF STUDY Music theory, aural skills, and music history core sequences Class piano Private weekly instrumental or vocal lessons Ensemble participation CAREER OPTIONS Arts administrator/arts management, including box office, concert series, programming house manager Curator/Librarian Educator (K-12, college, university, conservatory, religious organization, private studio) Fundraiser/Grant writer Graduate programs in business, music performance, law, and medicine Instrument builder, design, apprenticeship program Media development and marketing Music publishing Music school administrator Music therapist Non-profit or for-profit, arts management Sound engineer Vocational performance What’s special about this program? This major can be personalized to fit the academic and professional pursuits of each student, individualized to incorporate minors, Honors Degrees, Degrees with Distinction, Service-Learning, study abroad and research. We maintain a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, providing access to a passionate, invested, and highly accomplished faculty, comprised of professionally active performers, composers, educators, theorists and musicologists. The study of music at Delaware is enriched by nearly 300 performances each year by faculty, students, ensembles and guest artists. Additionally, the vast musical resources of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York City are easily accessible to our majors. Get involved Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Xi Mu chapter) Sigma Alpha Iota (Eto Rho chapter) National Association for Music Education (NAfME) American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) The Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), American String Teachers Association (ASTA) The Jazz Educators and Performers Association (JEPA) Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) Registered Student Organizations (RSO) Nationally Connected Organizations Ensemble Opportunities SAMPLE CURRICULUM Freshman ENGL110 Critical Reading and Writing MATH113 Contemporary Mathematics or higher MUSC100 Recital Attendance MUSC153/154 Private Study MUSC175 Class Piano I MUSC185/186 Aural Skills I/II MUSC195 Harmony I UNIV101 First Year Experience Ensemble participation (varied) University Breadth Course Elective Courses Sophomore MUSC100 Recital Attendance MUSC196/295 Harmony II/III MUSC211/311 Introduction to Music History & Music History: 400-1600 MUSC253/254 Private Study MUSC285/286 Aural Skills III/IV University Breadth Course Elective Courses Junior MUSC296 Harmony IV MUSC312/313 Music History: 1600-1827 & Music History: 1827 to the Present Elective Courses 2nd Writing Course University Multicultural Course Senior University Breadth Courses Elective Courses [-]

Bachelor in Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our B.A. in Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. [+]

William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.A. in Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the stage of Charles Dickens Dombey and Son by Dickens scholar Elliot Engel; Better Late Than Ever; On the Other Side; Far and True; Tartuffe, the Rock Musical. Students have gone on to New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Wilmington and other cities to pursue professional careers in theatre, film and television. WPU alumni have also gone on to study at schools like The Juilliard School, Harvard, American Academy of Dramatic Art and Virginia Commonwealth. WPU students are fully prepared for graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena of theatre and musical theatre when they graduate. We will help you develop the tools, skills and connections you need to succeed. When you graduate, you will be a confident, marketable, self-assessing artist and be fully prepared to go to graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena and the exciting world of theatre. Courses Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Theatre Core Courses 39 credit hours General Electives 32 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.A. in Theatre 120 credit hour Careers William Peace Theatre's innovative classes train students in the wide array of collaborative skills and knowledge which make up the work of theatre through performances of new works, including adaptations of literature, both by professional playwrights and student writers. Students learn to perform, travel, create works, network and receive technical theatre experience. Students gain valuable experience through classroom study and performances of classic plays and musicals from all periods of history in new and innovative ways that reflect the latest and best in theatre practice and theory. WPU graduates go on to various careers in areas such as costume design, directing, set design, producing, acting and teaching. [-]

BA (Honours) Popular Music Studies

Bishop's University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Sherbrooke

At Bishop’s, our programs and courses are constantly being redesigned and expanded allowing students to help realize their full potential as musicians or perhaps discover music’s power for the first time in an ever-changing, ever-shrinking artistic world. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts. “WITHOUT MUSIC, LIFE WOULD BE A MISTAKE.” NIETZSCHE We couldn’t agree more! At Bishop’s, our programs and courses are constantly being redesigned and expanded allowing students to help realize their full potential as musicians or perhaps discover music’s power for the first time in an ever-changing, ever-shrinking artistic world. In an effort to meet the demands of music in the 21st century, students at Bishop’s since 2008 have had the choice of pursuing studies in two different disciplines: traditional Classical Music or in the bourgeoning area of Popular Music Studies. (Jazz, Rock & Pop) Interdisciplinary programs include degrees in Arts Administration and Secondary Music Education, both with a music emphasis. You will find incredible flexibility within all of our programs allowing you the opportunity to explore other areas of interest across the Bishop’s campus. Why Study Music at Bishop’s – How We’re Unique The B.A. vs. The B.Mus. Students comparing music programs in North America often seek reassurance that a music degree earned at Bishop’s ranks favourably with those found elsewhere. You will quickly discover that the core courses offered at Bishop’s in Music are the same as those in all other institutions. In addition, we can proudly boast small class sizes and a collegial, non-competitive environment that facilitates not only the development of your talents, but your confidence as well. Life-long friendships too begin at Bishop’s and are among our proudest accomplishments. Our students come from across the country and around the world not to mention the native Quebec culture infused throughout the University. This diversity makes the department a vibrant and exciting place to work and study. Did you know ? Music students at Bishop’s are granted access to among our many fine instruments, two world-class 7–foot Hamburg Steinway pianos as well as the opportunity to make professional-level recordings in the acoustically superb 160-seat Bandeen Hall. In addition the Department houses a Wilhelm continuo organ, a 2-manual French Baroque harpsichord made by Montreal craftsman Yves Beaupré (both ideal for Baroque chamber ensembles), a seven-foot American Steinway, and access to a nine-foot American Steinway piano housed in Centennial Theatre. Recently refurbished, spacious practice rooms on the lower level are all equipped with Yamaha upright pianos. Our alumni have pursued careers in a wide range of disciplines that include: Professional Jazz, Pop and Classical Musicians Music Educators in elementary, secondary and university settings. Graduate Students in Musicology and Performance Sound and Recording Engineers Composers and Arrangers Arts Administrators for professional organizations including: CBC Radio, TaffleMusik, The Montreal Chamber Music and Montreal Jazz Festivals. Program Strengths Small class sizes of 25 or less guaranteeing individual attention. Second Instrument Study: Are you a violinist who also sings? A pianist who also plays guitar? We are one of the few music programs that allow you the opportunity to study more than one instrument at the same time and earn credits towards your degree. Performance opportunities are everywhere both on and off campus as early as the first semester of study. Artist-in-Residence Program: lessons, master classes and performance opportunities with nationally and internationally renowned artists visiting twice annually. Musique Chez Nous: The department’s student operated concert series. Enjoy free concerts and take advantage of employment opportunities in publicity, recording and stage management. Popular Courses MUS 101 “Rock 101” MUS 102 “Music for the Movies” MUS 180 “Choral Ensemble” B.A. Major in Popular Music Studies (Jazz, Pop/Rock) Required: 48 credits Any 3 from MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS 103, MUS 104 & MUS 109 (9 credits) MUS 121, MUS 122 & MUS 22 (3 credits) MUS 131, MUS 132 & MUS 231 (9 credits) MUS 290 (3 credits) MUS 233 (3 credits) 4 Ensemble Courses (4 credits) MUS 172, MUS 173, MUS 272 & MUS 273 (8 credits) 3 Music Electives taken from MUS 238, MUS 291, MUS 292, MUS 293, MUS 332, MUS 333, MUS 335, MUS 337 and/or those from Music History/Literature (9 credits) Year 1 Requirements (17 credits) Any 1 from MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS 103, MUS 104 & MUS 109 (3 credits) MUS 121 & MUS 122 (2 credits) MUS 131 & MUS 132 (6 credits) Any 2 Ensemble Courses (taken from MUS 180 – MUS 189) (2 credits) MUS 172 & MUS 173 (4 credits) Year 2 Requirements (19 credits) Any 2 from MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS 103, MUS 104 & MUS 109 (6 credits) MUS 221 (1 credit) MUS 231 (3 credits) MUS 233 or MUS 290 (offered on a rotation basis) (3 credits) Any 2 Ensemble Courses (taken from MUS 280 – MUS 289) (2 credits) MUS 272 & MUS 273 (4 credits) Other Requirements (12 credits) These remaining courses may be taken at any time during the student’s stay at Bishop’s. Majors and Minors are entitled to take more than the required number of music credits. Admission Students seeking admission must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the university. In addition, the Music Department requests that each applicant submit details of previous musical studies and experience. A placement audition, either live on campus or on a recording, is required. Please contact the Department directly for details. As a general rule, students should possess their own instruments (with the exception of piano, harpsichord and organ). Admission process Create a GoBishops account Once logged in, click on “Apply” to access the online application form. Complete the application form and submit it electronically. An application of $75 CAD for students studying within Canada or an application fee of $100 CAD for students studying outside Canada (payable by credit card) is required at the time of online application for all degree/certificate programs. Students applying for an exchange program from approved partner institutions do not pay an application fee. Submit all required supporting documents to the Admissions Office. Bishop’s University – Admissions Office 2600 rue College Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1Z7 Canada E-mail: admissions@ubishops.ca* Track the status of your application through your GoBishops account. Admissions files are assessed on a rolling basis, as soon as all required documents are received. Exceptions: Applications to the School of Education are reviewed in partnership with the School of Education and most offers for our education programs will not be made until January or February of each year. Applications for our Music programs also need to be evaluated based on their audition. Decisions for this program will not be made until both elements are reviewed. [-]

Bachelor of Arts: Emphasis in Music Business

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Pasadena

The Music Business program at LACM is a liberal arts degree (BA or AA) that prepares professionals to tackle challenges of the modern music industry, understanding revenue streams and opportunities for innovative business models. It develops proficiency in applied business and accounting, marketing, digital distribution and monetization, A&R, publishing, licensing, music supervision, artist management, tour strategies and more, while also establishing a strong foundation in musicianship. [+]

Since the digital revolution, a new model has been established that empowers musicians and entrepreneurs to play a major role in the industry. The Music Business program at LACM is a liberal arts degree (BA or AA) that prepares professionals to tackle challenges of the modern music industry, understanding revenue streams and opportunities for innovative business models. It develops proficiency in applied business and accounting, marketing, digital distribution and monetization, A&R, publishing, licensing, music supervision, artist management, tour strategies and more, while also establishing a strong foundation in musicianship. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. Each course meets for the number of credits specified each quarter. Each program encompasses a different amount of intensive study: B.A. Program (12 quarters) and A.A. Program (6 quarters). Course work is enhanced by extensive hands-on business practicums and internships with major entertainment companies in Los Angeles. Schedule of Required Courses [-]

BA(Hons) Creative Music Performance

DIME ONLINE
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2017 United Kingdom Hassocks + 1 more

The BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance course provides you with an opportunity to specialise in JTC Guitar and Drums. This course aims to empower learners by equipping them with a high level of instrumental skill and the ability to develop an authoritative, individual approach to the performance and creation of music. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts. BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance – Pursuing Excellence in: JTC Guitar and Drums Introduction The BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance course provides you with an opportunity to specialise in JTC Guitar and Drums. This course aims to empower learners by equipping them with a high level of instrumental skill and the ability to develop an authoritative, individual approach to the performance and creation of music. On completion of the course you will have established a varied portfolio of creative work and have an understanding of how to develop your own unique approach to your specialism and the wider industry. Under the guidance and supervision of highly respected artists and educators you will perform as a soloist or within bands to devise systematic and effective practice routines, compositional processes and general musicianship skills. Alongside the creative development of instrumental technique, performance and composition skills, you will develop research and writing skills and reflect critically on your practice. The intensive nature of the course enables learners to become skilled practitioners and provides the freedom for them to develop their own unique and innovative methods of working. The online delivery mode provides you with flexible access to lectures and multi-media course content through an interactive online delivery platform. This allows you to study at a time and place that suits you, whilst providing opportunities to network with peers working nationally and internationally on the same programme of study. DIME ONLINE courses are offered in full-time accelerated mode, which enables you to complete your degree in two years. We also offer a part-time version for students who have work, family, and/or other commitments, which enables you to study at a less intensive pace over four years. Benefits World class artists and educators, active in the music industry and educational practice. Direct engagement with the industry through project-based work. A flexible learning model to suit your schedule. Collaboration within a global community, your regular interaction with peers and tutor group is not limited to geographical boundaries. How is the course taught? The delivery of the course will take place through a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) called Canvas. A range of learning and teaching activities take place via this online delivery platform including: Substantial Weekly Lessons embedded into the delivery platform, featuring filmed tuition from the very best artists from around the world, underpinned by text, graphics or additional files as relevant. Signpost Sessions delivered by the Head of Department comprising film and text guidance on progression through the course, context, assessment, timing of feedback and providing inspiration and focus to the academic backbone of the course. Regular one-to-one tutorial guidance from the Head of Education and Head of Department on matters relating to the course, musical performance and student care. Exclusive Masterclasses from world famous artists comprising of bespoke filmed interviews and performances, angled towards supporting the learning aims of the courses. Online Conferencing to conduct real-time events and discussions within the course. Staff Throughout your studies with DIME you will come into contact with a range of artists, practitioners, educators, support and administrative staff. Your key contacts will be the Head of Education for DIME ONLINE and the Head of Department. You will enjoy regular contact with these people during your time with DIME. In addition, your education will be enhanced by input from a range of experts whose contributions include the provision of masterclasses, participation in Q&A and interviews and input to the design and writing of specific modules. Assessment The modes of assessment used in this award include: Portfolio of work Small in-lecture tasks (solo and group) Essays (critical, reflective, research-based) Case Studies Podcasts and digital media Project Presentation Project Documentation In some cases, more than one mode of assessment will be used within a module to ensure that the learner can demonstrate that they have met all of the learning outcomes. The work produced for these assessments develops graduate outcomes required in employment, such as a high level of managerial and entrepreneurial competency, time management, written and oral communication, portfolio production, and team working. This is alongside self-motivation, independence and creativity of thought. Careers DIME ONLINE is deeply committed to providing career advice and support. This starts in the recruitment of a roster of tutors who exemplify the values of a successful self-employed music professional in today’s music industry. DIME ONLINE courses and learning outcomes reflect the music business as it is today, and our commitment to course development will ensure their currency in the future. Students are encouraged through the course to form realistic and achievable career goals, underpinned by research and experience, providing a genuine understanding of the structure and operation within the industry. The philosophy is described as ‘designing your own professional life’ and a musician will see this theme recurring throughout the course. Further career opportunities/destinations may include: Solo or ensemble/group performer Author of educational materials (e.g. books, DVDs, etc.) Product demonstrator Music entrepreneurship Teaching Further study opportunities include: Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Arts PGCHE (teaching course) [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Milan

The BA in Theatre Design is a three year course of study devoted to develop the skills necessary to design the theatre, film or television set and to create spaces for events, art exhibitions, fashion shows and shops. [+]

For more than two decades, NABA’s three-year BA in Theatre and Exhibit Design has integrated theoretical and critical studies with technical and practical work. From its launch, this program has been enriched through opportunities for students to gain significant in-the-field experience. The BA program teaches theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of subjects such as scenography, theatre design, theatre costuming, and lighting. More recently, new transversal courses in other disciplines, such narratology, and performing arts complete student training. These are arts with broad boundaries: everything required for a performance (theatre, film, television) or a spectacular event can be defined as “scenography.” Students gain theoretical knowledge and techniques that enable them to organise their artistic production processes and learn to work in a team. They develop skills with 2D and 3D design programs and audiovisual media in addition to various painting and graphical representation techniques. Students learn to make artifacts such as scenery, props, and costumes. They acquire computer and organisational skills, both through practical application in the field during various training experiences and through drawing up budgets, periodic reviews, and specifications. The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF) Career Opportunities The program offers a broad spectrum of specializations relating to theatre and cinema, television, and the creation of artifacts, scenery, costumes, lighting design, and installations for every performance-related activity. Scenographers can assist theatre directors, act as set designers or interior decorators of television and cinema sets, and design and create installations for events, art exhibitions, and fashion shows. Placement The Stage & Placement office helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 
 81% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation*. Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their resumes, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios. *Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2013 graduates. Specialization Theatre Design Exhibition and Display Design Language: Italian Credits: 180 [-]

Bachelor of Theatre - taught in Spanish

University of Veracruz - Universidad Veracruzana
Campus July 2017 Mexico Veracruz

Note: This Bachelor of Theatre program is taught in Spanish only. La Facultad de Teatro es una entidad académica de la Universidad Veracruzana que, acorde a sus principios y compromiso social, tiene como Misión contribuir a la formación integral de profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en los distintos campos del arte teatral (Actuación, Creación Escénica, Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa) para fortalecer y transformar el panorama escénico nacional. Para ello promueve en el estudiante una actitud de superación artística, así como valores de participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión, capacidad crítica y actitud abierta basada en los postulados de tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts. Note: This Bachelor of Theatre program is taught in Spanish only. Te damos la más cordial Bienvenida a la Facultad de Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana: Fundada en 1976 es una de las pioneras de la formación artísticas superior en la disciplina teatral en Iberoamérica. En 2016 cumple su 40 aniversario de haberse fundado. El actual Plan de Estudios 2008 de la Licenciatura en Teatro propone la preparación de un teatrista integral comprometido con el conocimiento y su pertinencia social, está basado en el concepto de flexibilidad de acuerdo al Modelo Educativo Integral y Flexible (MEIF) de la Universidad Veracruzana. Misión La Facultad de Teatro es una entidad académica de la Universidad Veracruzana que, acorde a sus principios y compromiso social, tiene como Misión contribuir a la formación integral de profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en los distintos campos del arte teatral (Actuación, Creación Escénica, Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa) para fortalecer y transformar el panorama escénico nacional. Para ello promueve en el estudiante una actitud de superación artística, así como valores de participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión, capacidad crítica y actitud abierta basada en los postulados de tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. Visión La Facultad de Teatro se encuentra dentro de las primeras instituciones de educación superior en materia teatral en la Región de México, América Central y El Caribe, por lo que sus egresados tienen amplio reconocimiento en el campo profesional. Sus estudiantes y académicos realizan estancias en otras universidades del país y del extranjero. Su Compañía Teatral es reconocida a nivel regional, nacional e internacional. Su Cuerpo Académico mantiene el nivel de “Consolidado” e impulsa la participación de los académicos en redes internacionales y en proyectos de investigación con pertinencia social; es la primera institución de formación teatral en el país que ofrece estudios de licenciatura y posgrado. Cuenta con instalaciones, equipamiento y formas de organización académico-administrativas adecuadas para desarrollar sus actividades en un ambiente creativo, digno y sustentable. Realiza acciones de carácter permanente en las distintas regiones de la Universidad y ha incrementado su matrícula. Con todo ello ha logrado que el teatro sea una actividad relevante en la vida cultural de nuestra comunidad a nivel local, estatal y regional. En ellos se refrendan los lineamientos de la Universidad Veracruzana como institución pública de educación superior que hace de la generación, aplicación y distribución social del conocimiento y de la cultura el eje transformador de la organización académica y de la sociedad. OBJETIVOS GENERALES a) Formar profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en el campo teatral, integrarse y/o modificar los proyectos existentes, así como generar nuevos proyectos, pertinentes en los entornos sociales y culturales en el plano disciplinario, multi, inter y transdisciplinario. Para lograr lo anterior, se ofrece una formación flexible y abierta a las diferencias de las diversas teatralidades, ligando los procesos de aprendizaje con el desarrollo de competencias necesarias en el campo y enfocando la unidad del conocimiento que posibilita a la vez un cierto nivel de especialización, mediante tres áreas de integración. b) Desarrollar en el futuro profesionista los valores de la participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión; la capacidad crítica y la postura abierta basada en los postulados de la tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de la autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. Lo anterior, se logrará fomentando el autoaprendizaje como un proceso centrado en la persona (alumno) y sus proyectos individuales y colectivos. OBJETIVOS ESPECÍFICOS. Proveer al alumno de los medios para el acceso y sistematización del conocimiento con el fin de estimular el aprendizaje autorregulado y significativo para los proyectos teatrales, individuales y colectivos. Desarrollar las habilidades y competencias necesarias para la Actuación, Creación Escénica y Gestión Teatral e intervención socioeducativa. Dentro de la carrera de Licenciado en Teatro, existen tres perfiles opcionales de formación profesional de egreso cuyas características son: Mediante el área de Actuación: Desarrollar las competencias para valorar y poner en práctica las habilidades artísticas propias que le permitan realizar prácticas de actuación en las diferentes modalidades de la creación escénica, integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. Mediante el área de Creación Escénica: Desarrollar las competencias para valorar y poner en práctica las habilidades artísticas propias y las de los colaboradores en proyectos de dirección, dramaturgia y diseño escénico, integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. Mediante el área de Gestión Teatral e Intervención socioeducativa: Desarrollar las competencias para planificar, elaborar, gestionar, producir y/o enfrentar acciones de intervención educativa para fortalecer el vínculo individuo-sociedad integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. ¿Por qué estudiar la Licenciatura en Teatro de la Facultad de Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana? Se reconoce la encomiable labor efectuada por autoridades y docentes de la Licenciatura en Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana, lo que mantiene su alto prestigio gracias a la calidad del programa educativo: El clima organizacional producto de la administración del programa y del liderazgo que el cuerpo académico ha ejercido al interior del programa educativo. El plan de estudios armonizado conforme al Modelo Educativo Integral Flexible (MEIF) que permite el desarrollo de competencias profesionales, así como cursar contenidos y materias en otros programas. Un programa de movilidad estudiantil a nivel nacional e internacional para cursar estancias semestrales en otras universidades. Las oportunidades que encuentran los alumnos de ser becados y apoyados regularmente para estudiar el programa. La gran producción académica y artística de algunos docentes expresados en: libros, artículos, puestas en escena, funciones realizadas, etc. La constante participación de los docentes en congresos, festivales y asociaciones internacionales. El reconocimiento a nivel nacional e internacional por la tradición formativa del programa. Contar con un Cuerpo Académico Consolidado realizando actividades de investigación, divulgación, gestión, docencia y formación de recursos humanos en torno a tres Líneas de Generación y Aplicación del Conocimiento: 1) Artes escénicas en México, 2) Creación y formación escénicas y 3) Teatralidad, performatividad y cultura. PERFIL DE INGRESO: Conocimientos generales referentes al programa de bachillerato y los que en su localidad y a través de su trayectoria el aspirante pudo adquirir gracias a su interés por el teatro. Habilidades mínimas necesarias para enfrentar el aprendizaje de la disciplina teatral. Manifestar interés por el teatro y poseer claridad vocacional expresada en un proyecto personal en la disciplina, así como actitudes valoradas en la comunidad teatral, es decir, trabajo en grupo, capacidad de convivencia armónica, tolerancia a puntos de vista divergentes, postura propositiva y creativa, entre otros. REQUISITOS DE INGRESO: El cupo límite de matrícula es de 40 alumnos, por lo cual se aplica el examen disciplinar de habilidades artísticas, tomando en cuenta los siguientes aspectos: Ser aceptado en el examen de admisión, que valora: Habilidades intelectuales, Habilidades Artísticas (histriónicas, corporales, vocales), Creatividad (intelectual y artística), Proyecto Personal. PERFIL PROFESIONAL DE EGRESO: Al término de la carrera, el egresado contará con las herramientas suficientes para integrarse al entorno laboral, siendo capaz de generar, proponer y/o realizar proyectos teatrales en grupos institucionales y de autogestión, incorporándose al campo laboral conectado con la cultura y la educación, así como enfrentar en un futuro la formación especializada en los niveles de posgrado. Estará familiarizado con las principales teorías teatrales y las formas teatrales generadas históricamente, así como aquellos conocimientos que fundamentan los procesos de creación, investigación, gestión y pedagogía teatral. Será capaz de integrarse al entorno social, sostener los principios de la ética profesional reconociendo los valores de la tolerancia, colaboración, comprensión, diálogo y convivencia en una sociedad plural. TÍTULO QUE SE OTORGA: Licenciado en Teatro, previo cumplimiento en su totalidad del plan de estudios, y los requisitos administrativos que la legislación universitaria vigente estipula. Distribución de créditos por Áreas de Formación Área de Formación Créditos Porcentaje Área Básica General y de Iniciación a la Disciplina 124 39.25 Formación Disciplinar 134 42.41 Formación Terminal 42 13.30 Formación Electiva 16 5.04 TOTAL DE CRÉDITOS 316 100 Tiempo de permanencia: Al Programa Educativo le aplica un tiempo estándar de 6 periodos semestrales; continuo corto de 5 periodos y continuo largo de 9 periodos. REQUISITOS DE EGRESO El cumplimiento de la totalidad de créditos de la carrera contempla de manera integrada: A. Experiencia Recepcional registrada en alguna de las siguientes competencias: Actuación; Creación Escénica; Gestión teatral e intervención socioeducativa. B. Modalidades de presentación del Trabajo Recepcional: Trabajo de Investigación documental o de campo (tesis, tesina, monografía). Trabajo Práctico (memoria o reporte). Trabajo Artístico (producto Y reporte). C. Servicio Social. ORGANIZACIÓN Y ESTRUCTURA CURRICULAR: Considerando los objetivos de la carrera, la curricula ha quedado estructurada, en el marco de los lineamientos del Modelo Educativo Integral y Flexible, introduciendo cuatro Orientaciones que concentran los contenidos disciplinarios en tres Áreas de Integración, y cinco Modalidades de aprendizaje. Orientaciones: Creación: contempla la problemática de la generación de productos con valor estético y se refiere a la actuación, la dirección, la dramaturgia y el diseño escénico. Investigación: proporciona las bases para enfrentar la generación del conocimiento acerca del campo teatral. Introduce en las cuestiones epistemológicas, metodológicas y técnicas de la investigación en las humanidades y las artes Pedagogía: toca un aspecto amplio del fenómeno teatral en su significado social, cultural y psicológico. El teatro es un medio sensible de la formación del hombre y queda abierto a todos los niveles, desde la dramática infantil hasta la tercera edad, y desde la pedagogía social del teatro, pasando por la estrictamente “profesional” y hasta el extremo del teatro como terapia. Gestión y Producción: abarca la formación en cuanto a los procesos de planificación, organización y ejecución de los aspectos de producción artística en las instituciones públicas, privadas y grupos independientes. Modalidades. Cursos; Seminarios; Laboratorios; Talleres; Prácticas Escénicas/ de campo: Están relacionadas con los trabajos de los talleres, conformando su prolongación en cuanto a la presentación ante público y/o acción en la comunidad. Modalidades. Cursos: Estructuran la formación intelectual significativa para cada área de orientación; organizan el conocimiento mediante la aproximación epistemológica del quehacer teatral, del que se desprenden temas y aspectos puntuales. Seminarios: Son estudios a profundidad acerca de algún tema o aspecto específico. Laboratorios: Están dedicados al aprendizaje de técnicas teatrales, en relación a las cuatro Áreas de Orientación. Talleres: Tienen la función de integrar los conocimientos y habilidades realizando el trabajo escénico y de producción en la interacción artística. Prácticas Escénicas/ de campo: Están relacionadas con los trabajos de los talleres, conformando su prolongación en cuanto a la presentación ante público y/o acción en la comunidad. AREAS DE INTEGRACION, TALLERES Y PROYECTOS COMPAÑÍA En la Facultad de Teatro el conocimiento teatral está organizado por áreas de integración que incluyen varias experiencias educativas sobre cada campo formativo, de este modo el estudiante -además de construir su propia base general de conocimiento- elige un ámbito donde considera que puede desarrollarse mejor: Actuación (técnicas de actuación-texto/cuerpo, técnicas corporales, baile y teoría); Creación escénica (dirección, dramaturgia, diseño escénico); Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa (dirección, gestión y producción, pedagogía teatral, investigación). Estas Áreas de Integración cuentan cada una con cuatro Experiencias Educativas que aglutinan un conjunto de conocimientos que se ven de manera unificada y no parcelada. El alumno deberá de cursar de manera obligatoria, dos de estas Áreas, en dos períodos consecutivos, sumando un total de 40 créditos. Posteriormente podrá elegir de manera seriada sólo una de estas Áreas para conformar su competencia con la cual terminará la carrera (Por ejemplo: Actuación I, II y III). En cuanto a los Talleres el estudiante deberá elegir dos y un proyecto de la Compañía. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design

Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Santa Fe

The BA track is designed for a student who wants to minor in another subject – so imagine yourself with a degree in theatre design, plus a minor in sound design from our music department. [+]

Discover your passion in lighting, sound design, stage management, costuming, or some combination of the above. We can help you find your future profession in behind-the-scenes magic. The BA track is designed for a student who wants to minor in another subject – so imagine yourself with a degree in theatre design, plus a minor in sound design from our music department. Or, how a studio arts minor could enhance your abilities as a set designer. Arts Management makes a perfect combination for the future stage managers of the world. No matter what your perfect combination is, we can help you find it – and then help you make it a reality, with the experience you need to get started in the real world. The BA in Theatre Design requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 44 credits in major requirements, 8 credits in designated electives,and 32 credits in either a designated minor or unrestricted electives. LIBERAL ARTS CORE REQUIREMENTS: 36 CREDITS Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits) FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits) Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits) Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits) MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 44 CREDITS ARTS 1101 DRAWING LAB I (4 CREDITS) THEA 1021 Stage Management (2 credits) THEA 1022 Basic Stage Lighting (2 credits) THEA 1023 Costuming (2 credits) THEA 1024 Stagecraft I (2 credits) THEA 1025 Drafting for the Theatre (4 credits) THEA 2025 History of Costume and Décor (4 credits) THEA 2026 Scene Design I (4 credits) THEA 2027 Lighting Design I (4 credits) THEA 3028 Costume Design I (4 credits) THEA 3029 Stage Management (4 credits) THEA 3040 Period Styles (4 credits) THEA 3078 Theatre History (4 credits) THEA 4066 Theatre Business (4 credits) DESIGNATED ELECTIVES: 8 CREDITS Choose 8 credits in upper-division THEA electives Choose one of the following options: UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES: 4 CREDITS Complete a 24-credit minor in a chosen discipline combined with 8 additional credits of unrestricted electives Complete 32 credits of unrestricted electives [-]

BA in Music

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). [+]

BAs in Performing Arts. Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa. The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree provides you with a variety of career options in the music field. You may choose the general music major, which allows you to combine a music major with another major or minor field. Or you may choose the Church Music track, which combines course work in music and religion to prepare you for leading music programs in churches or for further study in graduate school. Music Department Fast Facts Wartburg offers four-year majors/degrees. This means one year less tuition and one more year of salary when compared with a state university. The college offers the only B.A. in church music in Iowa. Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa with a music therapy degree. The music department boasts a 100 percent job/graduate school placement rate for ALL graduates. Wartburg is one of only three colleges in Iowa to be certified by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The college is the only Iowa school that offers ethnomusicology as an active part of the music curriculum. Music education students start field experience in their first year. Course Requirements 13½ -14 course credits: MU 105 Music Theory I MU 106 Music Theory II MU 107 Aural Skills I MU 205 Music Theory III MU 207 Aural Skills II MU 315 Music History I MU 316 Music History II MU 318 20th-Century Music One non-applied music course credit or MU 322 Music in Christian Worship (Church Music concentration only) or MU 209 General Music Methods: Grades K-8 and MU 181 Field Experience in Elementary General Music Grades K-8 (Piano Pedagogy concentration only) MU 401 Form and Analysis or MU 324 Conducting (Church Music concentration only) MU 461 Perspectives in Music or RE 460 Church in the Modern World (Church Music concentration only) Three major applied music credits and One minor applied music credit or Four applied music credits, including 1½ credits in keyboard (Church Music concentration only) or Four major applied music credits (Piano Pedagogy concentration only) Participation in music ensemble each term Pass piano basic skills, if non-keyboard emphasis Pass freshman jury Pass sophomore barrier Third-year recital (15 minutes) Fourth-year recital (30 minutes) Church Music Concentration Music major plus 7 course credits: RE 101 Literature of the Old and New Testaments RE 301 Old Testament Themes or RE 302 New Testament Studies RE 315 History of Christianity I RE 371 Internship RE 372 Internship or One RE course credit RE 374 Church Leadership After Christendom One course credit from RE 215 Contemporary Moral Problems: Poverty or Racism RE 222 Sexual Ethics RE 310 Living with Death RE 350 Christian Ethics Piano Pedagogy Concentration Music major plus 5 course credits: MU 153 Collaborative Pianism (four terms) MU 156 Applied Piano Pedagogy (two terms) MU 170 Applied Voice (two terms) MU 221 Piano Literature and Materials MU 227 Piano Pedagogy–General Methods MU 228 Piano Pedagogy–Studio Methods MU 450 Independent Study and Research: Pedagogy Bachman Fine Arts Center Opened in 1991, the Bachman Fine Arts Center houses the departments of music and art. The Bachman Fine Arts Center offers excellent equipment and facilities for rehearsal and practice, 50 grand and upright pianos, 22 practice rooms, and 16 music studios. The building also houses a music therapy facility that includes an observation laboratory. The Presser Music Technology Classroom is equipped with computer equipment, MIDI keyboards, and software for composition, music theory, and ear training. Art facilities include a gallery, graphic design computer stations, classrooms and studios. Wartburg performance spaces can accommodate audiences of 150 in Orchestra Hall, 300 in McCaskey Lyceum, 650 in Wartburg Chapel, and 1,200 in Neumann Auditorium. Organ students have access to five pipe organs on campus. [-]

BA in Dance

University of Nicosia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research. [+]

Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: Dance (BA, 4 years) Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or part-time; some General Education courses are offered on e-learning basis. Minimum Credits: 120 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: Aims The main educational aims of the programme are the following: I. To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research. II. To enhance participation, guidance, support learning and teaching policies which fulfill the needs of a diverse student community at high standards of achievement. III. To develop in students a blend of knowledge, experience, transferable skills and capabilities through a curriculum and intellectual/artistic environment that strengthens their employability and provides the foundation for further study. 2. Objectives The main educational objectives of the programme are the following: I. To provide students with a high level practical, theoretical and artistic education in the field of dance. II. To provide a conceptual framework of dance as reception, applied (kinaesthetic), and creative process which will enable students to appraise and appreciate the wide operative range of the field. III. To equip students with the knowledge, the technical skills and artistic competencies (kinaesthetic/physical, spatial, creative, perceptual), which would enable them to enter the market as versatile professionals. IV. To provide students with the knowledge and skills with which to conduct in-depth inquiries and research in fields of dance, relating dance to social, cultural and political events, past and current. V. To prepare students for a realistic career prospect in dance performance (contemporary dance based), dance composition/choreography, dance theory and research, dance history (including a cultural approach to dance), movement analysis, dance education, and ensemble directing. VI. To prepare students for postgraduate study in various areas of dance. Career Prospects: The art of dance is unique in that its primary medium is the body itself. In conjunction with the creative and analytical mind, movement can be an active, transformative prism for any aspect of life. This characteristic has, since antiquity, rendered dance an immediate and basic way for people to communicate, celebrate, express emotions, reach the divine, experience freedom and catharsis, or simply partake of the joy of movement. For many of these reasons dance remains a prominent part of modern, and, in turn, Cypriot society. Yet, like all the arts, dance is characterized by the changes, trends and challenges that reflect modernity. Residing in a number of social contexts and bearing specific functions within each from contemporary and abstract art to commercial advertising to popular culture to traditional practices to entertainment dance offers a broad realm of creative and professional opportunities. Not-for-profit dance organizations, dance troupes, contemporary dance, ballet and traditional dance festivals, and dance education programmes are on the rise in Cyprus and in Europe, receiving both public and private funding. On the other hand, more mainstream and commercial dance (in conjunction with pop music, video and social/club dancing) is a fast-growing area of business both nationally and internationally. Professionally, the contemporary conditions regarding dance mentioned above are an advantage. Due to the current diverse nature of the field of dance, its stark popularity and its rapidly evolving character locally, regionally, and internationally, there is a need for competent graduates trained for technical proficiency, innovation and versatility. Career opportunities for such graduates include performing, teaching, choreographing, arts management, arts/dance education programme and policy writing, dance writing and criticism and academia. More specifically, employment can be found in sectors such as primary and secondary education, tertiary education, private arts, public arts administration, and non-profit organizations. Finally, the unexplored areas in the field, waiting to be discovered and developed, undoubtedly provide exciting, promising prospects for the young dance performer, artist and educator. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree). Graduation Requirements The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. In addition, all students must complete a Senior Research Project in their fourth year of study as part of the required course DAN-493/Senior Seminar, either written or written with a practical component. All students must perform in the Annual BODYPRINTS Dance Concert at least once, as a mandatory component of the required course DAN-311/Dance Company I, and Performance Concentration students must perform a second time, as a mandatory component of the required concentration course DAN-412/Dance Company II. Learning Outcomes On completion of the programme the student will be able to: I. Perform and interpret contemporary dance on a professional level, demonstrating a high level of technical proficiency, a broad range of movement qualities and dynamics and strong personal expression. II. Perform classical ballet with adequate proficiency, embodying the aesthetics and qualities of major styles within the technique (i.e. romantic, neoclassical, contemporary). III. Perform at least one cultural dance form with competence. IV. Demonstrate professional kineasthetic/spatial skills in all techniques. V. Demonstrate professional partnering technique. VI. Perform and interpret dance before a public audience. VII. Practice, interpret and successfully perform dance in various and diverse professional ensemble/dance company situations. VIII. Choreograph, teach and direct dance works. IX. Improvise dance as a creative tool and as a performance genre (contemporary dance based). X. Formulate and practice a personalized, unsupervised practice routine that incorporates dance technique and body conditioning practices. XI. Interpret and analyze dance in a variety of styles and performance media, besides his/her specialized performance media. XII. Demonstrate a historical, aesthetic and socio-cultural understanding of dance. XIII. Classify, differentiate, interpret, analyze, and criticize a broad and diverse dance repertory representing a variety of styles. XIV. Teach contemporary based and creative dance to children and adults of all ages from a beginning to a high intermediate level. XV. Create and administer unit-based dance lessons and curricula, implementing the appropriate methods and theories in dance pedagogy. XVI. Engage in dance research, using appropriate tools and methods and drawing upon a variety of source material. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Northern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA DeKalb

Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts. Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Acting All students are accepted by successful completion of an audition and interview to begin the program and are evaluated yearly to retain their position. This program offers intensive training with a personalized approach aimed at ensuring that graduates are prepared for the artistic and business demands of an acting career. During the first two years, students study different facets of the theatre including acting, theatre history, script analysis, dance, mask work, and theatre design and technology. Many of the university's general education requirements are completed during this period as well. The second semester of the freshmen year students start the professional block of training in movement, voice and acting. Training and coursework for the acting emphasis is Meisner-based and in-depth for all four years. Coursework includes on-camera acting for film and television and classes in voice-over, cold reading and audition techniques. Shakespeare and comedy of manners, dialects, stage combat, contemporary and period plays, musical theatre and on-camera techniques are also offered. At the end of the senior year, successful students professionally produce material to start a reel for agents/casting directors and formally appear in a Chicago showcase for an invited audience of top regional industry reps, agents, directors and producers. For all BFA in acting students, the fall semester of the junior year will be spent in Russia studying acting, movement, singing, dance, theatre history, script analysis and Mikhail Chekhov technique at the legendary Moscow Art Theatre. In addition, students will tour museums and theatres, attend performances and meet with a number of prominent Russian theatre artists in order to better understand the Russian theatre and its effect on contemporary acting and literature. Movement training is informed by Feldenkrais, Alexander, Meyerhold, Growtowski, Rolf, and Sensory Awareness. Areas you will study include period styles, stage combat, and behavior through awareness. Students will develop strength and precision through conditioning. A minor degree in dance is available. The extensive voice, speech and dialect training includes Fitzmaurice Voicework and the International Phonetic Alphabet. There are even external opportunities for study and performance with the Music Department. Students interested in the BFA in acting emphasis should contact Professor Stanton Davis, 815-753-8278. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Dance The BFA degree with emphasis in dance performance is a program for students interested in a career in dance or in continuing their dance training at a university. Our program mission is to develop students as competent professionals in the dance arts through rigorous and equal training in ballet and modern dance techniques. The School provides numerous and varied performance opportunities, including original works by renowned NIU faculty as well as masterworks from the standard classical ballet repertoire. Students in this emphasis are required to take between ten and seventeen technique classes per week, and can choose from a wide variety of course offerings in dance and dance-related subjects. The program’s mission is achieved through the strong support of faculty who are working professionals in the dance industry, which creates numerous opportunities for our dance majors to perform outside the university setting, and enriches our training with internationally recognized guest artists. NIU Dance faculty body of work: Artistic director of DanszLoop/Chicago; internationally commissioned choreographer; Ruth Page Award winner, Cincinnati Ballet; répétiteur for Septime Webre, artistic director of the Washington Ballet; board of directors for the Dorris Humphrey Society; soloist with the Chicago Lyric Opera; founding artistic director of the Ballet Nouveau Colorado; soloist with Mordine and Company; MOMENTA!; principal dancer for the Dayton Ballet; certified instructor at Romana's Pilates NY; master class teaching appointments across the country. Performance opportunities for students: two fully produced mainstage formal concerts per academic year in the newly renovated Stephens Building O'Connell Theatre; participation in the American College Dance Festival; Dance Chicago; Ruth Page Center for the Arts; Prairie Center for the Arts; Egyptian Theater; Millennium Park; Harold Washington Memorial Theater; Dance Chicago; Navy Pier NIU Art Gallery. Master teachers and artists in residence: Murray Lewis; Shirley Mordine; Catherine Cabeen of Bill T. Jones and Company; Alicia Graf Mack of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Septime Webre; Baraka De Soliel; Carl Corey; Nick Papillo; Robert McKee; Louis Monterro of Jose Grecco; Greg Halloran; Nina Watt of the Jose Limon Dance Company. Our alumni have performed with or are members of: ABT, National Ballet of Canada, Martha Graham Dance Company, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cirque Du Soleil, Milwaukee Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Chicago Lyric Opera, Louisville Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater, Ballet Met, Arial Dance Chicago, Chicago Ballet Repertoire, Broadway NY and International Tours and more. Students interested in the BFA in Dance Performance emphasis should contact Professor Judy Chitwood, 815-753-5503, jchitwoo@niu.edu. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Design and Technology This emphasis provides course work and hands-on theatre experience in design and production, including costumes, lighting and scenery. Students gain an understanding of the artistic, social and cultural importance of theatre arts while developing creative and technical skills. Study involves design (including drawing and painting) as well as course work in theatre history, period styles and directing. Specialized classes in theatre technology (such as scene painting and pattern drafting), as well as computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer rendering are also offered. The BFA in design and technology emphasis aims to be pre-professional within the context of a liberal arts education and to provide strong foundations for professional careers in theatre, communication and allied entertainment fields. The School of Theatre and Dance has specialized shops and laboratory facilities where students can apply the design and technology skills they learn in the classroom. The Stevens Building houses a scene construction shop, lighting shop and laboratory and a costume construction shop. There are specialized storage areas for costumes, props and scenery. Students in the design and technology emphasis are regularly given responsible and supervised assignments in the school production program, which offer significant practical experiences. Internships and other off-campus programs with theatre companies, production groups, arts organizations and performing arts centers further broaden expertise and serve to integrate the student into the professional and commercial theatre. This course of study and practical experience provides a strong foundation for professional careers in theatre communication and allied entertainment fields, whether in costume, lighting or scenery. Acceptance into the BFA in design and technology emphasis is based on Northern Illinois University admission and completing a successful interview and portfolio review with members of our design and technology faculty. Students interested in the BFA in design and technology emphasis should contact Professor Tracy Nunnally. [-]

​BA (Hons) Dance

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

​BA (Hons) Dance is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. [+]

​BA (Hons) Dance is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. Contemporary dance is the main focus and is explored through 3 core strands: The Healthier Dancer; Dance Contexts: Choreography & Performance; and Professional Practice. In 2010-11 and 2012-13, the BA (Hons) Dance degree was awarded 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Dance in Wales and the UK: The picture of dance in Wales is one of continuous development. The worlds of creativity, performance, programming, participation and viewing are an integral part of the vibrant dance ecology. In order to further its ambitions for dance in Wales, the sector is consolidating existing strengths and building on achievements, whilst developing new initiatives and strategies, and pursuing vital partnerships at national and international level. Consequently the needs of the dance industry, not only in Wales but also across the whole of the UK, demand a highly skilled and innovative workforce. Life and career pathways are crucial to dance; through encounters with dance in school years to study and patterns of training at higher levels; and from there to the employment and retention of practitioners and the sustainability of practice and companies. The importance of preparing those who wish to pursue a career in dance cannot be over stated and as such, any education and training, whether at initial entry points, undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing professional development (CPD), needs to reflect this preparation and development. A more strategic approach to dance education, training and CPD in Wales has emerged in recent years with a clear growth and development in the range of provision. Our dance degree has made a significant contribution to that growth as the first single honours dance degree in Wales and its design and structure has taken account that all students need to be aware of, and sensitive to the issues and debates that are topical to dance and the need to develop a broad experience of creative, performance and teaching based dance work. Learning & Teaching​ Studying at University. Applicants are encouraged to recognise that studying Dance at university engages you in a range of environments. You will experience and learn about dance through an integrated approach where practice is informed by theory. At university year one serves as a foundation to your learning; year two provides an opportunity to apply this learning to your practice and in year three student learning shifts from a place of dependence to independence through new experiences. Students progress their learning through these three years, with tutor- led learning in year one, tutor-guided in year two and tutor-facilitated learning in year three. A student-centred approach ensures learning experiences are informed by current professional practice and dialogue. Students engage in a variety of activities to promote their learning - all learning is student-centred: - Technique classes (focus on individual development and peer learning) - Workshops (task based learning, collaborative practice, peer and micro teaching) - Lead lectures & discussion based learning - Independent study & research - Individual and group tutorials - Work based learning - Tutorial support (academic and pastoral) - Academic study support - ICT support (Blackboard as a learning resource) Features of learning and teaching within the programme include flexible and blended learning, social learning and work-based learning. More recently the programme embraces technology enhanced learning. The student experience is enhanced by strong industry partnerships providing opportunities both within and additional to the programme. The programme team is active within the industry as practitioners and researchers', ensuring their teaching is both current, relevant and research informed. Assessment A wide range of assessment methods are used which relate to the aims of the individual modules, these include: - Action Plans - Essays and Reports - Reflective Journals & Portfolios - Peer led micro – teaching - Group-based & Individual Project Work - Presentations (Individual and Group) - Tests on-line (Research Process) - Host Feedback (Professional Placements) - Independent Project (Dissertation) Employability & Careers​ There has been an increase in the range of career opportunities in the field of dance in recent years, fed by the increased demand for dance activity in a variety of settings. This exciting programme is designed to meet those demands by preparing skilled dance practitioners of the future. As such the course will prepare students for a range of careers in the dance industry, particularly work which takes place in performance, community and education settings. Career opportunities include freelance performers and choreographers, education and dance practitioners with professional dance companies, primary & secondary education dance specialists, dance development officers, researchers, community dance practitioners, inclusive practice, and commercial dance performers. [-]

BA in Music

Concordia College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Moorhead

If you love to sing or play an instrument, consider majoring in music. Learn about music history and theory, and earn credit toward your degree by being in an ensemble and taking private lessons. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts. Music If you love to sing or play an instrument, consider majoring in music. Learn about music history and theory, and earn credit toward your degree by being in an ensemble and taking private lessons. As you spend time on campus, it will become obvious that the Concordia community values music. When the campus is abuzz with student activity, there seems to be music coming from all corners of the campus. Choosing music as a major or minor is a great stepping stone toward grad school in music performance or a way to display your creative expression while pursuing a second degree in business or biology. Additionally, one of every seven new music educators in Minnesota comes out of Concordia. Earn a Bachelor of Music Concordia offers two bachelor’s degrees to music majors: a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Music. Concordia's music program is accredited by NASM - The National Association of Schools of Music. World-Class Faculty From rewarding private lessons to inspiring full ensemble rehearsals, Concordia faculty and conductors will challenge you to perform at the top of your game. Perform Abroad Concordia’s top three ensembles tour around the world every four years. Perform with your second family while seeing the sites in far-off lands. After Concordia You can find Concordia music alumni all around the world – in addition to teaching, they are also singing, playing and conducting in some of the most prestigious concert halls and opera houses. Our graduates are continuing their education at top universities, like our 2015 Vocal Music Education major on the way to Cambridge University, the 2012 grad at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, performing with the Knoxville Opera, or the 2009 grad who spent a year studying film scoring at the University of Southern California and is now a film composer in Hollywood. We also have recent alumni who have jumped right into the music scene, like a 2011 grad who won a spot in the United States Air Force Band or a 2010 grad who spent three years entertaining patrons on cruise ships that sailed around the world. Furthermore, one of every seven of new music educators graduating from Minnesota colleges and universities come from Concordia. [-]

Theatre

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

As a major in theatre design/technology, you’ll train in the many aspects of design and technical functions of the performing arts, including set and costume design, props, drafting, lighting design and pulling it all together as a producer. [+]

Theatre Acting. Set design. Theater technology. Students in the Department of Theatre learn the ropes on stage or in the wings. Taught by faculty and staff with extensive experience, our programs immerse you in the various roles of theater life. Whether you prefer the spotlight or the relative anonymity of the backstage, you’ll not only study a variety of artistic genres, from the traditional to the avant-garde, but you’ll gain practical skills by participating in more than 20 productions throughout the academic year, held in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. And in your off-hours, attend performances just 23 miles away in Manhattan, the cultural capital of the world. Regardless of the role you want to play, our B.F.A. programs in Acting and Design/Technology can help you to explore your talent, expand your horizons and prepare you for an exciting career in theater, film or television. The Department of Theatre offers the following programs: B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Acting B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Design/Technology Minors in Acting or Design/Technology B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Design/Technology Make a dramatic impact behind the scenes with a theatre design degree. As a major in theatre design/technology, you’ll train in the many aspects of design and technical functions of the performing arts, including set and costume design, props, drafting, lighting design and pulling it all together as a producer. You’ll analyze and compare the historical, critical and aesthetic contexts in which the dramatic tradition has developed. In your third year, faculty will review your portfolio and advise you on which area—theatre technology, scenic design, costume design, lighting design or stage management—you should specialize in. [-]

BA in Sound Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Rome

Sound is an essential, often distinctive ingredient in all communication processes and the sound designer is the one who is capable of combining professionalism with art to use all its forms of communication and production, composing incidental music, creating sound effects and electronic manipulations and building soundtracks for events, theatrical performances, shows, websites, sensorial marketing projects, art installations or presentations. The cinema, media, DVDs and CD Roms, advertising, multimedia installations, audio and video art, corporate events? there is no limit to the fields where sound designers work? and many of them are still developing now. [+]

BAs in Performing Arts. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Sound now pervades through all things, and no form of modern communication is without it, from the subway to the internet, from radio to fashion, from video to advertising to the media in general. The sound designer is able to work with all types of sound communication and to produce soundtracks consisting of music, speech, sound effects and other electronic manipulations, using finished products (including but not limited to music) and tools to create sound – principally the computer, but also recording studios, mixers etc. The applications of sound design are infinite, with many still being actively developed, such as sound for the web; applications include cinema, media, dvd and cd-rom, advertising, installations, multimedia, audio and video art, company events and exhibitions. [-]