Department of Performing Arts
This minor requires 16 credits of coursework that combines dance theory, dance technique, and experience in the creative process within the discipline.
|DA 203||Perspectives in World Dance|
|DA 231||Dance Composition I: Improvisation|
|Dance Technique (four 2-credit courses)|
This minor requires 16 credits of coursework selected in consultation with the Performing Arts Department Chair.
Courses may be elected from the following:
|IN 303||Poetry and Song|
|MU 137||Listening to Music|
|MU 139||History of Jazz|
|MU 201||History of Music: European|
|MU 202||History of Music: American|
|MU 203||Perspectives in World Music|
|MU 233||History of Opera|
|MU 204||Music Analysis I|
|MU 205||Music Analysis II|
|MU 256||Deconstructing Twentieth-Century Art Music|
|MU 257||The Musical Premiere: Beauty and the Artist|
|MU 312||Film Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective|
|MU 339||Music and Media|
|VM 452||Art of Noises|
Students may use one course from the General Education requirements toward the Music Appreciation minor.
At Emerson, Performing Arts students join one of the most influential theater degree programs in the country. With state-of-the-art facilities and a variety of stages, Emerson offers endless opportunities to gain experience in acting, directing, stage management, lighting, stage design, or costume design.
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