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JMU Major: Theatre and Dance

Description of the Major | Degrees Offered | Concentrations | Minors |
Declaring the Major | Progressing in the Major

Description of the Major

The major is a part of the School of Theatre and Dance, an academic unit within the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The School of Theatre and Dance combines the best attributes of a liberal arts education and professional arts training. Students concentrate in theatre, musical theatre, or dance and study with a faculty of working professionals who give personal attention to every student. With a wide range of performance opportunities, one of the distinctive features of the School of Theatre and Dance is the emphasis it places on student generated work in the Experimental Theatre and Dance Studio productions.

Degrees Offered

B.A.

Concentrations

Dance

Musical Theatre

Theatre

Minors

Dance

Theatre

Declaring the Major

New Freshmen and Transfer Students
An audition and interview or portfolio review and interview are required for admission to the major and all concentrations in the major including dance, theatre and musical theatre. Click on the following links for information about auditions:

Currently Enrolled Major Changers
An audition and interview or portfolio review and interview are required for admission to the major and all concentrations in the major including dance, theatre and musical theatre. Click on the following links for information about auditions:

Progressing in the Major

A grade of at least a "C" must be earned in all courses that apply to the theatre and dance major.