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    Macalester College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

Theatre and Dance Major


Theatre and Dance Combined Major


Introduction to the Field

(Three 4-credit courses)

The Materials of the Spectacle

(One or two 4-credit courses, depending on prerequisite requirements)

Embodied Research: Histories, Methods, Praxes

(Two 4-credit courses)

Advanced Theatre and Dance Scholarship

(One 4-credit course)

Depth of Expertise

(One 4-credit course; a minimum of six 1-credit technique courses in at least 2 areas)

Technique Courses (1-credit courses)

To complete the Combined Major in Theatre and Dance, three 1-credit practicum credits must be earned during the student’s four years and be distributed among several areas, to maximize skills development and experience in: performance (acting, dancing), craft (costume, lighting, sound, scenic, props), management (stage management, production management, running crew) and creative development (choreography, assistant directing, dramaturgy, design). These practicum credits are academic credits, graded, and earned in production settings where there are syllabi, learning contracts and grading rubrics.

Capstone

THDA 490 - Capstone: Senior Research Collective  (a variable 1-4 credit year-long advanced research/production techniques seminar)