Media Arts Majors can choose a concentration in Performing Arts. This track is designed to give students the opportunity to combine their love of performance with the theory and practice of media studies. Majors who choose this concentration will take courses in Communication and Media Studies as well as Music, Theater and Dance.

Students who pursue the performing arts concentration produce in-depth presentations, performances, and written work in addition to leaving with a capstone project that showcases both their talent and critical thinking ability. Students who move through this concentration will acquire the knowledge and technical skills to pursue careers in the media and arts as they develop a theoretical, aesthetic, and historical understanding of the professional fields.

A Media Arts major with a concentration in Performing Arts moves through the following curriculum:

Required Courses

3 CM History/Theory

3 CM Production Courses

2 CM Electives

Elective Courses

Choose One PA Foundations Course From The Following:

Choose One PA Elective From the Following:

Dance Classes (ex. ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, ballroom) (3 credits each)

Music Classes (3 credits each)

Theater Classes (ex. acting, acting for musical theater, voice for musical theater, stage craft, playwriting, directing) (3 credits)

Choose One PA Performance (3 credits total, any combination; may retake each class up to 3x)

Vocal Ensemble 1 CR

Instrumental Ensemble 1 CR

Blackbox Production 1 CR

Mainstage Production 1 CR

Dance Ensemble Production 1 CR