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  • Concentration Overview
    As a performing arts major with a concentration in theater, you will take performance, studio, history, and seminars. Playwrights, actors, and stagecraft artists: you will develop, cultivate, and hone the skills you need to succeed in performance, design, and instruction (teaching), and become a prime candidate for graduate programs. 

    In performance courses, you will be members and sometimes soloists in production and ensembles in front of live audiences. These courses emphasize collaborative skills and ensemble performance. In studio courses, you will study acting in-depth, exploring specified techniques such as the Stanislavski Method, Alexander, Meisner, Hagen, Adler, and Spolin Technique. You will explore improv, stage combat, pantomime, puppetry, and devising to become confident, well rounded, performance artists. Studio courses emphasize technique, repertoire, presentation, and ultimately, creative performance or design projects. History courses provide the context for all theater practice and enhance students’ ability to perform, write about, promote, question, or collaborate with artists working in any theatrical style. Finally, seminar courses give students the theoretical foundation for their craft. Portfolio building, workshops, master classes, script analysis, and more help the artist to find their voice and contribute with confidence to the arts world. 

    In addition, you will undertake three internships, including a semester-long, full-time professional experience relevant to performing arts and theater. You will complete a two-semester senior thesis on a topic relevant to theater, 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: 32

    • PA XXX TBD (Cr: 2)
    • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • DRA 100 - Introduction to Theater (Cr: 3)
    • DRA 105 - Theater Performance (Cr: 1)
    • DRA 106 - Private Theater Instruction (Cr: 1)
      (Students will take twice)
    • DRA 200 - Acting Techniques I (Cr: 3)
    • DRA 205 - Acting Techniques II (Cr: 3)
    • DRA 220 - Introduction to Theater Production (Cr: 3)
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
    • MUS 105 - Endicott College Chorus (Cr: 1)
    • PA 100 - Introduction to Performing Arts (Cr: 3)

    Second Year - Credits: 35

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Global Issues General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • PA XXX (Cr. 2)
    • ART 265 - Arts Administration I (Cr: 3)
    • DRA 105 - Theater Performance (Cr: 1)
      (Students will take twice)
    • DRA 106 - Private Theater Instruction (Cr: 1)
      (Students will take twice)
    • ENG 340 - Playwriting and Screenwriting II (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 365 - Shakespeare (Cr: 3)
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)

    Third Year - Credits: 34

    • General Education Electives (Cr: 9)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • PA XXX TBD (Cr: 2)
    • DRA 105 - Theater Performance (Cr: 1)
      (Students will take twice)
    • DRA 106 - Private Theater Instruction (Cr: 1)
      (Students will take twice)
    • 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

    • General Education Elective (Cr: 3)
    • ART 365 - Arts Administration II (Cr: 3)
    • DAN 235 - Mind and Body Awareness (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 212 - Drama Survey (Cr: 3)
    • MUS 105 - Endicott College Chorus (Cr: 1)
    • PA 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • PA 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PA 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

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  • Internships and Careers

    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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Student Performances

Melancholy play
Comedy Showcase Production
Shrek! the musical
The importance of being earnest
the play that goes wrong
Comedy Showcase Production