Wilkes University

DIVISION OF PERFORMING ARTS

Division of Performing Arts

Chairperson: Dr. Steven Thomas

The Division of Performing Arts comprises the programs in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Music and Dance.

Theatre Faculty


Director of Theatre: Teresa Fallon
Associate Professor:
Dawson
Assistant Professor: Liebetrau
Technical Director: Rupp

Dance Faculty

Director of Dance: Kristin Degnan-Boonin
Faculty of Practice: Mariani

Music Faculty

Coordinator of Music: Steven Thomas
Professor: Thomas
Associate Professor: Simon

The Division of Performing Arts offers a B.F.A. degree in Musical Theatre, a B.A. degree in Theatre Arts and minor areas of study in Dance, Music, and Theatre. Students pursuing a B.A. in Theatre Arts may also elect to add a concentration in Acting & Directing, Design & Tech, or Dance.

Total minimum number of credits required for a major in Musical Theatre leading to the B.F.A. degree — 122
Total minimum number of credits required for a major in Theatre Arts 
leading to the B.A. degree — 121
Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in Theatre Arts — 18
Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in Dance — 18
Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in Music — 18

Musical Theatre Major

The B.F.A. in Musical Theatre integrates studies in Theatre, Music and Dance. Establishing a foundational level in all three disciplines, the program also provides opportunities for advanced study in each area.

Theatre Arts Major

The B.A. in Theatre Arts is a balanced program that encourages many kinds of theatre artists. The program combines the liberal arts core curriculum with the required 45 credits of Theatre Arts classes and 39 credits of electives. Theatre Arts majors may opt to use their electives to double major in another field or follow a course sequence in the following concentrations: Acting & Directing, Design & Tech, and Dance.


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