Academics

  • Theater Studies and the Dance Program are autonomous programs. Both offer a major and a minor.
  • Theater Studies and Dance offer courses of interest to majors and minors in each other's programs, and some courses are co-taught by Dance and Theater faculty.
  • Both offer many elective courses open to all students.
  • Many Theater and Dance courses fulfill general education requirements (GERs) for the College.
  • Performing arts students often double-major in another field.
  • Arts majors and Business School students who are interested in arts administration may take a sequence of required and elective courses that constitute a Concentration in Arts Management.
  • For specific information about requirements for the various programs, follow the links at the left.

Theater Studies Major/Minor

  • Theater Studies welcomes students at all levels of experience.
  • Majors and minors develop a broad perspective by way of a core curriculum that engages them in all aspects of theater. Our program educates collaborators and innovators who have multiple skills, who create new work, and who explore fresh, inventive approaches to rehearsal and production.
  • Classes explore the literature, history, design, performance, management, and technology of theater.

The Playwriting Major

  • Emory College's joint playwriting major (one of only two in the nation) brings together the disciplines of Theater Studies and Creative Writing in an innovative synthesis designed to educate playwrights both as writers and collaborative theater professionals.
  • The intimate playwriting workshops, often with both a playwright and theater artist team-teaching, are the core of the major.
  • The course of study balances literature and laboratory classes, offered by both sponsoring programs.

The Dance Program

  • The Dance Program provides a range of opportunities for students to experience dance, from performance and production to technique and theory.
  • The mission of the Emory Dance Program is to provide a curriculum that interweaves both the practical and theoretical to foster students' creative, intellectual, and communicative powers in the field of dance. The program develops skilled and uniquely expressive individuals who move and act with intelligence and sensitivity, think independently, and value original thought and diversity.
  • The Dance Program emphasizes performance and choreography, based on the primary tenets of modern dance, which value individualism, innovation, and interdisciplinary approaches to the arts.
  • The curriculum includes a variety of courses in technique, composition, and theory, as well as individualized student projects in dance.