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The University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts

Minors in Theatre & Dance

 

Alice in Wonderland 2016 - Photo by Dana RodgersTheatre

Students from any college or department may choose to minor in Theatre. The Theatre Minor requires at least 19 hours of course work with flexible requirements to fit your interest and schedule. See the official UK Undergraduate Minor page for the current year minor sheet and other information as well.

Requirements

One theatre course chosen from the list below:

TA 126    Acting 1 (3 credit hours)
TA 120 Creativity and the Art of Acting (3 credit hours)
TA 150 Creativity and the Art of Design (3 credit hours)
TA 110 Theatre: An Introduction (3 credit hours)

Elected Theatre Courses:  

15 credit hours of theatre electives, 6 of which must be at the 300-level and above.

Performance/Production Experience:

TA 390 Theatre Practicum (1 credit hour)

TOTAL: 19 CREDIT HOURS
To make the minor official, students must file a form in the College of Fine Arts Advising Hub, 206 Fine Arts Building. It is recommended the form be filed when you have almost completed requirements for the minor.


Dance

Shaping Space Dance Concert 2016 - Photo by Dana RodgersDance courses enhance critical thinking and analytical skills, cooperation and teamwork, self-expression and self-esteem, organization and problem solving, and cultural literacy. They are also a great addition to opera and theater students who want to expand their skills and market themselves as versatile performers.

Several classes are available in modern, musical theatre, ballet and more, as well as an "Introduction to Dance" course under the UK Core Creativity and the Arts curriculum. Prospective dance minors are not required to audition, however if they would like to be placed in a more advanced level they can contact the Director of Dance, Susie Thiel, or the instructor of the course they wish to register.  Once a major is declared, students can declare a dance minor with their advisor or by contacting the Director of Dance, Susie Thiel, email, 859-257-3298. Check the official UK Undergraduate Minor site for the current year minor sheet and other information.

Shaping Space Dance Concert 2016 - Photo by Dana RodgersRequirements

TAD 140 Introduction to Dance (3 credit hours)
TAD 141 Modern Dance I (2 credit hours)
TAD 241 Modern Dance II (2 credit hours)
TAD 244 Dance Improvisation (1 credit hour)
TAD 245 Choreography (2 credit hours)
TAD 370 Dance History (3 credit hours)
Plus one additional Dance Technique Course (2 credit hours):
  • TAD 142 Ballet I
  • TAD 242 Ballet II
  • TAD 143 Jazz Dance I
  • TAD 243 Jazz Dance II
  • TAD 147 Beginning Musical Theatre Dance
  • TAD 447 Studies in Dance (Subtitle required)
Plus six hours from the following courses (6 credit hours):
  • TAD 142 Ballet I
  • TAD 242 Ballet II
  • TAD 143 Jazz Dance I
  • TAD 243 Jazz Dance II
  • TAD 147 Beginning Musical Theatre Dance
  • TAD 345 Choreography II
  • TAD 347 Advanced Musical Theatre Dance
  • TAD 447 Studies in Dance (Subtitle required)
  • TAD 392 Dance Practicum

Total: 21 credit hours