Music, Theatre and Dance

Academic Department

The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance provides students with individualized attention in the creative disciplines of the performing arts. Our music program teaches students to appreciate the rich heritage of musical arts while providing them with comprehensive training. Students interested in theater explore the theoretical and pragmatic aspects of productions through both analysis and performance experience. And our dance program focuses on jazz, ballet and modern techniques, preparing students for any graduate school or dance company they wish to join.

Whether they pursue their interests professionally or recreationally, our graduates possess the creative, collaborative and analytical skills necessary for success in professional training programs, graduate studies and careers in such fields as education and social services.



Our bachelor's degree in dance provides a challenging curriculum that explores dance as a creative art form and an intellectual pursuit. Through a comprehensive study of dance, including history, theory, criticism, technique, performance and composition, our students investigate the many ways that dance functions in a society.

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In concert with the powerful message of our mercy mission and the classic ideals of a Catholic liberal arts tradition, our bachelor's degrees in music and music education fuel the imagination and inspire students to pursue their passion while working to make the world a better place – one that is harmonious, just and merciful.

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Our bachelor's degree in theatre arts provides a comprehensive foundation in the field, with courses in acting, stagecraft and theater history. Students have access to extensive onstage and offstage training, which results in well-rounded artists who are prepared for any position in the theater.

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