Department of Performing Arts


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 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
VM 452 Art of Noises

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

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

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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