Aug 12, 2020  
2019-2020 Hill Book (Class of 2023) 
  
2019-2020 Hill Book (Class of 2023)

Performing Arts, B.A.


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Department Chairperson:

Adam Lampton
Office: Cushing-Martin 030
Phone: 508-565-1954
alampton@stonehill.edu

The major in Performing Arts requires the completion of 33-39 credits.

Students must choose a Concentration in Dance, Music, Theatre, or Cross-Disciplinary Performance.

Choose One of the Following Concentrations


Performing Arts Majors must choose a concentration in Dance, Music, or Theatre. Student may also choose a Cross-Disciplinary concentration which combines two of the other concentrations.

Majors concentrating in Cross-Disciplinary Performing Arts will:

  • Show an understanding and ability to conduct research in medium-specific histories.
  • Publicly and professionally perform or support performance by engaging in a theatrical/ musical/ or dance productions consistently throughout a 4-year career.
  • Develop time management and budgeting skills
  • Develop proficiency in a performance related field (instrument, dance, acting etc.)
  • Understand the intersection of multiple performing arts disciplines as it relates to the professional world.

Cross-Disciplinary Performance Concentration (27 credits)


Majors concentrating in Cross-Disciplinary Performing Arts will:

  • Show an understanding and ability to conduct research in medium-specific histories;
  • Publicly and professionally perform or support performance by engaging in a theatrical/ musical/ or dance productions consistently throughout a 4-year career;
  • Develop time management and budgeting skills;
  • Develop proficiency in a performance related field (instrument, dance, acting etc.); and
  • Understand the intersection of multiple performing arts disciplines as it relates to the professional world.

Students must complete an additional 27 credits from courses chosen from Arts Administration (VPN), Dance (VPD), Music (VPM), or Theatre (VPT).

  • Complete Three 100-Level VPN, VPD, VPM, or VPT courses (9 credits).
     
  • Complete Three 200-Level VPN, VPD, VPM, or VPT courses (9 credits).
     
  • Complete Three 300- or 400-Level VPN, VPD, VPM, or VPT courses (9 credits).

    Note: Students may complete an Internship (VPx) 475, Directed Study (VPx 490) (3 credits), or up to 3 semesters of the same 1-credit Performance Courses to fulfill the requirements above:

VPD 357 - Dance Company  (1 credit)

VPD 358 - Dance Company, Production  (1 credit)

VPM 133 - Collegiate Chorale  (1 credit)

VPM 134 - Concert Ensemble  (1 credit)

VPM 135 - Music Technology Ensemble  (1 credit)

VPM 139 - Guitar Ensemble  (1 credit)

VPM 140 - Studio Guitar  (1 credit)

VPM 141 - Studio Piano  (1 credit)

VPM 142 - Studio Brass  (1 credit)

VPM 143 - Studio Percussion  (1 credit)

VPM 144 - Studio Strings  (1 credit)

VPM 145 - Studio Woodwinds  (1 credit)

VPM 146 - Studio Voice  (1 credit)

VPT 225 - Play Production  (1 credit)

Dance Concentration (27 credits)


Majors with a concentration in Dance will:

  • Students will demonstrate technical proficiency and artistic expression in a variety of dance traditions by performing on stage;
  • Students will demonstrate technical ability at a level to audition for professional companies;
  • Students will Show the ability to develop individual ideas and collaborate with others; and
  • Students will develop pre-professional skills that will help them in developing and running their own small business or dance company.

Music Concentration (33 credits)


Majors with a concentration in Music will:

  • Develop Competence in instrument/voice technique;
  • Develop Competence in basic music theory including sight singing, ear-training, harmonization and compositional techniques;
  • Show Competence in basic keyboard skills;
  • Display an understanding of history of music including the ability to analyze instrumental and vocal music; and
  • Communicate orally and in written form through research and critical readings.

Theatre Concentration (27 credits)


Majors with a concentration in Theatre will:

  • Show an understanding and ability to conduct research in theatre history;
  • Understand the demands of a performance both onstage and off;
  • Understand and analyze dialogue and plot situations in;
  • To take a performance, design, or written concept and publicly present and defend the work to others; and
  • Develop time management and budgeting skills that are valuable for employers seeking creative employees.

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