Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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Minor in Performing Arts


The Minor in Performing Arts allows students from any major to develop basic skills in performing arts — acting, dance, and music— and enhance their creative and critical skills. The minor enables students to explore their creativity through a learning approach that emphasizes artistic excellence, interdisciplinary learning, socially engaged performance, and the spirit of collaboration.

Program Objectives

After graduation, students are expected to:

  1. cultivate artistic discipline along with creative and basic performing arts skills, and
  2. develop the creative process of the ever-changing contemporary arts landscape.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. exhibit basic aesthetic awareness related to performing arts production,
  2. develop critical thinking in relation to the performing arts and express it in writing,
  3. demonstrate familiarity with key concepts and historical contexts related to the performing arts field, and
  4. demonstrate the ability to work on productions in different media either individually or as part of a creative team.


A total of 18 credits are required, distributed as follows:

  • Required Core Courses (3 credits)
  • Departmental Elective Courses (15 credits)

Required Core Courses (3 credits)

  • PFA210 Western Music Appreciation (3 cr.) OR PFA214 Oriental Music Appreciation (3 cr.) OR PFA221 Theories of Body in Performance (3 cr.) OR PFA241 Introduction to Acting (3 cr.)

Departmental Elective Courses (15 credits)

  • PFA210 Western Music Appreciation (3 cr.)
  • PFA214 Oriental Music Appreciation (3 cr.)
  • PFA221 Theories of Body in Performance (3 cr.)
  • PFA222 Art of Dance (3 cr.)
  • PFA241 Introduction to Acting (3 cr.)
  • PFA242 Art of Theater (3 cr.)
  • PFA244 Stage Production & Design (3 cr.)
  • PFA311 Ear Training, Sight Singing & Music Theory (3 cr.)
  • PFA315 Music/Vocal Ensemble (3 cr.)
  • PFA316 Dance Repertory Performance (3 cr.)
  • PFA317 Recording & Sound Reinforcement Techniques (3 cr.)
  • PFA321 Dance Improvisation (3 cr.)
  • PFA342 Principles of Performing Arts Productions (3 cr.)
  • PFA421 Dance Composition (3 cr.)
  • PFA488 Topics in Performing Arts (3 cr.)
  • JSC 480 Global Media Literacy (3 cr.)
  • JSC 481 Global Change, Cooperation & News (3 cr.)
  • EDU330 Management of Learning Environment (3 cr.)