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Theatre and Dance (B.A.)

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Concentrations: Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance. See course notes for recommendations by concentration.

Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)

JMU CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
DANC 142APED 166No equivalent For Dance
DANC 144PED 171No equivalentFor Dance
DANC 146PED 163No equivalentFor Dance
DANC 245PED 167No equivalentFor Dance
THEA 200CST 136Theatre 132For Theatre and Musical Theatre
THEA 251CST 131Theatre 115For Theatre and Musical Theatre
THEA 271CST 145No equivalent For Theatre and Musical Theatre
THEA 315 CST 231No equivalentFor Theatre and Musical Theatre
THEA 316CST 232No equivalentFor Theatre and Musical Theatre
THEA 355CST 241No equivalentFor Theatre and Musical Theatre


Advising Notes

Please Read: This major guide is a list of all possible major courses offered in the Virginia Community College System. Not all courses may be offered at your community college, and you are not required to complete all these courses in order to transfer. Rather, it’s designed to help you meet JMU major requirements before you transfer, and be better prepared to progress through the major once you arrive at JMU. Please be sure to read the advising notes for additional information on the major.

1. An audition is required for all concentrations; see the departmental web site (link below) for information.
2. Because of the sequencing of coursework, students who transfer with an appropriate associate's degree should expect to spend approximately three years at JMU to complete this major, unless they have a solid collection of transfer credits in theatre or dance.
3. Theatre and Dance majors earn a B.A. degree. The B.A. requires intermediate proficiency in a foreign language and a philosophy course. Students are strongly encouraged to begin their foreign language at the community college.

For more information:

Major Snapshot
School of Theatre and Dance
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students