Wilkes University

DIVISION OF PERFORMING ARTS

Division of Performing Arts

Chairperson: Mr. Jon Liebetrau

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

Theatre Faculty

Associate Professor: Dawson, Liebetrau
Technical Director: Barnhart

Dance Faculty

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

Music Faculty

Assistant Professor: Johnson
Visiting Assistant Professor: Levy

The Division of Performing Arts offers a B.F.A. degree in Musical Theatre, a B.A. degree in Theatre Arts, a B. A. degree in Theatre Design and Technology 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 & Technology, 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 major in Theatre Design and Technology 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 provides pre-professional trainingin voice, acting, dance, and music theory as a foundation to a career in musical theatre. The program also offers opportunities for advanced study in each area. The Musical Theatre major combines the liberal arts core curriculum with the required 67 credits of theatre classes and 21 credits of electives.

Theatre Arts Major

The B.A. in Theatre Arts program educates students in a variety of theatre disciplines such as performance, design, production, theatre history, literature and criticism. Theatre Arts majors may opt to follow a course sequence in the following concentrations: Acting & Directing, Design & Tech, and Dance. The program combines the liberal arts core curriculum with the required 45 credits of theatre classes and 39 credits of electives. Theatre Arts majors may opt to use their electives to double major in another field.

Theatre Design and Technology Major

The B.A. in Theatre Design and Technology provides pre-professional training in the fundamentals of scenic design, lighting design, costume design and technical production and provides in-depth study and experience through classroom and practical application. The program combines the liberal arts core curriculum with the required 60 credits of theatre classes and 24 credits of electives.


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