It is essential to build experience that will shape your future. A great way to start is to look for programs organized by universities that provide you with funding to learn, research and participate in a project. There are many options available, and we will provide you with a few starting points so you can find the right program for you. The theater arts major is a practical liberal arts degree.
It covers a wide range of subjects, allowing theater students to qualify for a variety of fields. These include live theater, film, television, corporate and media training, radio, public relations, advertising, business law, teaching and higher education. The New York Satellite Program (NYSP) is an immersive New York City experience for the musical theater artist. It includes rehearsal and performance of theatrical jazz dance, designed to provide an experience of assimilating various styles of jazz dance and refining dance interpretation techniques.
The Mechatronic Art series is a highlight of the program. It involves developing projects that use electronic components, microcontrollers, sensors, and electromechanical devices in a methodical and supervised context. Students receive technical, design and aesthetic advice and criticism from their teacher. The Stage Direction course encourages a greater appreciation for the stage director and his process.
It also supports students who are interested in pursuing a career in professional stage direction. The Contemporary Art course is the first of a basic three-quarter sequence that introduces students to a wide range of contemporary art, media, and practices in relation to their twentieth-century cultural and historical backgrounds. Theatre in Color is a new club aimed at artists of color that works to uplift them, help them excel, and provide resources and guidance. The Department of Art offers specializations in Digital Arts and Digital Cinema, while the Department of Dramatic Art offers a specialization in Theater. Students can investigate aspects of European theatre and culture in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries through individual courses that focus on specific topics within this wide range. The Del Rey Players provides LMU students with the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the production process in a completely student-led environment. The Iranian Music course studies artistic music in Iran and the basic structures of Persian classical music.
It focuses on the MAHUR modal system and the different instruments of Persian classical music. The two-term sequence allows students to gain experience in their chosen area of research concentration by conducting targeted reading on a topic of their choice and then writing an article on it. In-depth discussion on contemporary art production is provided in relation to various theoretical, cultural and historical topics. Artistic writing is increasingly an area of study in its own right as well as a discursive arm of contemporary artistic practice. The Dramatic Arts seminar focuses on the main teaching systems with special attention to professional artistic training. The Beall Center for Art + Technology, Gassman electronic music studio, Motion Capture Studio, Arts Media Center, Arts Computing Laboratory, digital arts teaching and research laboratories, television studio, managed production workshops and advertising/box office offices all support the School's extensive production, performance and exhibition schedule.