Dance and Theater (minor)

What you will study

In the early courses in the curriculum, you study fundamental approaches to vocal production and movement coordination. In addition, you have beginning experiences with dance/movement and acting. Concurrent with these production-related classes, you explore the ways that theater and dance function in various cultural and historical contexts.

These experiences provide the basis for your later choices to specialize in either creating a dance or directing a play for public performance. As a choreographer or director, you make interpretive and artistic choices to demonstrate your emerging worldview, your personal creativity, and your learning in the arts.

Dance & Theater Support Beginning
DA/TA 115Fundamentals of Voice & Movement2
Dance & Theater Support Intermediate
Take one from the following:2-4
Improvisation:Creative Approach Perform
Musical Theatre:on Stage & Screen
TA-265Fundmtls of Acting On-Stage and Off2
Dance Class:
Take 2 credits of Dance Techniques Class from the following:2
Contemp Dance-Amer:Movement & Meaning
or TA-310
Cont Theatre:Silenced Voices Heard
Dance in Cultures
Musical Theatre:on Stage & Screen
Musical Theatre:on Stage & Screen
Musical Theatre:on Stage & Screen
Dance & Theater Support Advanced
DA-340Dance Composition and Performance 13
or TA-340 Introduction to Directing
DA-440Dance Composition and Performance 23
or TA-440 Advanced Directing

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.