(B.F.A. 60 credits min., B.A. 36 credits. min.)
The Dance Theatre Production Specialization is designed for students with a performance interest in both Theater and Dance. The Dance Theatre Production specialization electives provide a diverse selection of dance courses to better prepare students interested in a Theater Dance Production career. In addition to having performance possibilities in annual dance concerts and involvement in University theatrical productions, students may participate in dance workshops and student choreography.
The Dance Theatre Production Specialization within the Theatre major fosters creativity, mastery of varied dance techniques, and the training of the artist-scholars, through classes in World Dance, Modern, Ballet, Jazz dance and Repertory Ensemble.
Combining a Liberal Arts education with a dance curriculum the student receives:
- Training by professionally trained faculty and adjuncts;
- Performance opportunities, and the chance to work collaboratively;
- The opportunity to develop and articulate your aesthetic both as a choreographer and as a dancer.
Training with and performing in the University Dance Company "BURDE," provides student the opportunity to work with professional dancers and choreographers and perform in the University's Broad Auditorium, or in an alternative dance space which expands the performance experience.
Collaborations with live musicians and interaction with professional dance companies round out the opportunities to hone the dancers' skills.
The program is designed to help students articulate both their creative and physical goals, and to prepare students with a competitive edge for careers in dance or dance/theatre and graduate school. Classes and workshops on topics such as choreography, dance production, kinesiology, and dance history equip the student with a more well-rounded college experience.
In keeping with the Mission of the University's commitment to collaborative service to the community, the University's Dance area presents performances both on campus and in venues around the city of Miami Shores.