Performing Arts Minor

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Performing Arts Minor (Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theatre)

The Performing Arts at Notre Dame College consist of various offerings in Band, Choir, and Theatre, offering students an opportunity to express themselves through performance, while also stimulating their creativity and critical thinking. The Performing Arts further enhance a student's commitment to a liberal arts education by encouraging creative thought patterns, differentiated problem solving, and increased connection to extra-curricular and co-curricular offerings at Notre Dame College.

The Performing Arts Minor combines the experience of live performance in a Notre Dame College Music or Theatre Ensemble with coursework in Music and/or Theatre/Communications. Students can add a Performing Arts Minor to demonstrate an understanding of performance art, to further their ability to develop lifelong creativity, and to apply critical thinking abilities to their Major Degree Program.

Course Requirements

18 Credits from any of the following courses (6 credits must be from upper biennium courses):


Music Courses
MU103 Intro to Musicianship (3 Credits)
MU 203 Music Theory - Diatonic (3 Credits)
MU211/212 Music History I, II (3-6 Credits)
MU213 Jazz Appreciation (3 Credits)
MU214 or MU160 Music Now and Then/Music Appreciation (3 Credits)
MU220 History of Rock & Roll (3 Credits)
MU311 Survey or Choral Literature (3 Credits)
MU316 Survey of Instrumental Literature (3 Credits)
Theatre Courses
CA212/TR212 Oral Interpretation (3 Credits)
EN261/TR261 Drama and Theatre (3 Credits)
EN262/TR262 Modern Drama and Theatre (3 Credits)
CA260 Art of Improvisation (3 Credits)
CA309/TR309 Acting and Directing (3 Credits)
CA313/TR313 Event and Play Production (3 Credits)
CA305 Film Studies (3 Credits)
Applied Music: Up to 3 Credits total for Applied Music count towards Minor
MU#95 Applied Music: Instrument (1 Credit)
MU#96 Applied Music: Piano (1 Credit)
MU#97 Applied Music: Voice (1 Credit)
Performance Courses: Up to 3 Credits total for Performing Ensembles count towards Minor
MU X10 Concert Choir (1 Credit)
MU X11 Chamber Singers (1 Credit)
MU X15 Band (1 Credit)
TR X05 Theatre (1 Credit)


*Performing Ensembles [MU#15/#10,TR#01] and Applied Music [MU#95/MU#96/MU#97] are courses with levels based on progression in the specific performance and applied area. The identification of  "up to 3 credits" is meant to limit the application of credits taken in these courses towards the minor. While the student can earn credits in every semester they take part in a performing ensemble or applied music, only 3 of those credits can be used towards the minor, thereby ensuring that students will gain a well-rounded experience in the other coursework offered.


Performance Requirement

Performing Arts Minor Students must participate in a Notre Dame College based Performing Arts Program (Band, Choir, or Theatre) during each semester of attendance.

*Alternative approval for this requirement can be reviewed by the Executive Director of Performing Arts.


March 29
10:00 AM
Wednesday March 29, 10:00am
Falcons' Nest Gallery
E.g., 03/29/17
E.g., 03/29/17