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THEATRE ARTS AND DANCE
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Theatre and Dance at ASU is alive, vibrant, and always full of opportunities for students to learn & grow. Whether it’s by participating in one of our main stage productions or Dance concerts, working lights & sound, or assisting in the design of fabulous costumes, you won’t ever run out of ways to express your love for Theatre at ASU. Our faculty fully embrace the vitality of our student body and insist on providing the best instruction while helping each one reach their potential during their undergraduate experience. We don’t take for granted that the University designated us as a Center of Excellence in 2010 and have set for our students the goal of achieving academic excellence & artistic genius at the same time.
We create “Scholars Who Perform . . . not just performers who go to class!” Aren’t YOU ready to join us?
FACULTY & STAFF
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEATRE (BA)
Within the Theatre BA degree program, you may concentrate in three (3) areas: Performance, Theatre Generalists or Theatre Technology. The performance concentration offers training across a broad spectrum of acting styles and theories. Students with aspirations in Design or Technical Theatre will find opportunities for training in Scene Design, Costume, Make up, and Lighting & Sound design. An eighteen (18) hour minor in Theatre is also available.
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DANCE (BFA)
ASU is one of two institutions of higher learning in the state of Alabama, and the only HBCU in the South to offer a BFA in dance. The program’s mission is to cultivate students creative, performance, and scholarly aptitude through exposure to diverse practical and philosophical approach to dance studies while developing and nurturing their technical proficiency in various dance forms. Foundational techniques include ballet and modern combined African & Hip Hop or tap & Jazz. Students also study choreography, dance anatomy and Kinesiology, dance history, and dance performance.