Theatre and Dance - 2009 University Catalog

Chairperson: Eric Diamond

The Department of Theatre and Dance prides itself on its academic and professional curricula, the exceptional quality of its faculty and the success of its graduates. Because its programs feature both professional training and liberal arts—the cultural legacy which influences all worthwhile quality education—student majors are afforded ample opportunities to participate in meaningful learning experiences and are given increasing responsibility as their training proceeds.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Theatre Studies, is designed for those interested in the broad-based approach to liberal arts education. It requires a successful interview for admission to the program.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Dance Education with P-12 certification in Dance is for those students interested in pursuing a career in teaching dance.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA.) degree program has three areas for those interested in pursuing a professional performance or production/design career. It includes a Dance major, a Theatre major with an Acting concentration, a Theatre major with a Musical Theatre concentration and a Theatre major with a Production/Design concentration. Each of these areas requires a successful audition or portfolio review for admission to the program.

The Department of Theatre and Dance also requires an audition or interview for those interested in a minor in any of the following programs of study:  Dance, Theatre or Musical Theatre. The dates and requirements for department admission and interviews/auditions may be obtained from the Admissions Office or by calling the Department of Theatre and Dance at (973) 655-4217.

Special features of the academic program include internships, performance ensembles, departmental productions, Theatre in the Raw, and Dance Repertory Company. The Department of Theatre and Dance is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). There is  also a national honorary fraternity in the Department of Theatre and Dance: Theta Alpha Phi.

Programs of Study

Undergraduate

Graduate