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  • Concentration Overview

    With an individually designed concentration, you have the opportunity to combine more than one area of performing arts, or to explore an aspect of another field. You will submit a brief proposal to the department chair and dean by the end of your first year which will specify the courses to be taken to total 28 credits and describe how they reflect your academic and professional goals. 

    Some past individually designed concentrations have focused on:

    • musical theater
    • theatrical dance
    • directing
    • composing for film
    • dance and exercise science
    • music and business
    • theater and film
    • music and creative arts therapy
    • theater and writing

    In addition to the courses you choose, you will undertake three internships, including a semester-long, full-time professional experience relevant to performing arts and your chosen area. You will complete a two-semester senior thesis on a topic relevant to your designed field of study, and containing interdisciplinary components. You will experience the integration of theory and practice through coursework, experiential learning, and independent field research and/or creative composition in the senior thesis sequence.


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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 132

    First Year - Credits: 33

    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Elective (Cr: 3)
    • IDC Courses (Cr. 5)
    • PA XXX TBD (Cr: 2)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • DRA 220 - Introduction to Theater Production (Cr: 3)
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
    • PA 100 - Introduction to Performing Arts (Cr: 3)

    Second Year - Credits: 34

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • IDC Courses (Cr: 12)
    • PA XXX TBD (Cr: 2)
    • ART 265 - Arts Administration I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 340 - Playwriting and Screenwriting II (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 365 - Shakespeare (Cr: 3)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)

    Third Year - Credits: 34

    • IDC Courses (Cr: 7)
    • General Education Electives (Cr: 6)
    • PA XXX TBD (Cr: 2)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • DRA 310 - Directing (Cr: 3)
    • PA 200 - Aesthetics in the Performing Arts (Cr: 3)
    • PA 300 - Performance Workshop I (Cr: 3)
    • PA 305 - Performance Workshop II (Cr: 3)
    • PA 310 - Audition and Portfolio (Cr: 3)
    • PA 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)

    Fourth Year - Credits: 31

    • Global Issues General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Elective (Cr: 3)
    • IDC Courses (Cr: 4)
    • ART 365 - Arts Administration II (Cr: 3)
    • PA 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • PA 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PA 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

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    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step.

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