Department of Performing Arts

Minors

Dance Minor

This minor requires 16 credits of coursework that combines dance theory, dance technique, and experience in the creative process within the discipline.

Required Courses

DA 203 Perspectives in World Dance
DA 231 Dance Composition I: Improvisation
  Dance Technique (four 2-credit courses)

Music Appreciation Minor

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
TH 304 Development of the American Musical
VM 452 Art of Noises

Students may use one course from the General Education requirements toward the Music Appreciation minor.

Student Life - Emerson Urban Dance Theater Video

Emerson Urban Dance Theater

Meet people who dance in this independent Emerson College hip hop and jazz dance company. Every semester, the group hosts auditions and rehearses twice each week (5–6 hours each week), with a performance at the end of each semester.

Kidding Around

Kidding Around

Watch the making of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Kidding Around, an acting troupe at Emerson College.