Chair: Associate Professor Judith Howard
Can I Major in it?
Theater: acting, voice, movement, dramatic literature, history and theory, design and technical theater, directing, playwriting, and the chance to produce, write, design, direct, stage manage and perform.
Dance: ballet, modern, West African dance, contact improv, choreography, dance history and theory, moving anatomy.
How to Get Started
There are many courses open to first-year students. Introductory Theater courses include:
- THEA100 (topics vary from year to year)
- THEA110 (Beginning Acting)
- THEA115 (Introduction to Design and Technical Theater)
- THEA185 (The Speaking Voice)
- THEA190 (Carleton Players Production)
- THEA 225 (Theater History and Theory)
- THEA239 (Topics in Costume)
- THEA240 (Directing)
- THEA242 (Modern American Drama)
- THEA246 (Playwriting)
Dance courses open to first year students include:
DANC107 (Ballet I), DANC115 (Cultures of Dance), DANC147 (Moving Anatomy), DANC148 (Modern Dance I: Theory and Technique), DANC150 (Contact Improvisation), DANC190 (Fields of Performance), DANC200 (Modern Dance II: Theory and Technique), DANC204 (Fall Dance), DANC205 (Winter Dance), DANC208 (Ballet II), DANC215 (Winter Dance Student Choreography), DANC 266 (Reading the Dancing Body), DANC268 (The Body as Choreographer).