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Dance Studio in Northbank Center
(810) 762-3230 Theatre
(810) 238-7771 Dance Studio
Theatre and Dance Chair: Lauren Friesen
Dance Program Advisor: Beth Wielinski
Lecturer Beth Wielinski; Lecturers Susan Baldiga, Lindsay DeCamp, Mary Bennett, Terry Council
Programs in Dance
A major in Theatre with a Dance emphasis (Bachelor of Arts) ; a Minor in Dance and Movement .
Chair: Lauren Friesen
Administrative Assistant: Linda K. Letts
Professors Lauren Friesen, Carolyn M. Gillespie; Assistant Professors Steven Landon, Seunghye Cho; Lecturers Janet Haley, William Irwin, Kimiko Shimoda; Technical Director and Lecturer Doug Mueller; Costume Shop Supervisor and Lecturer Amanda Vanraemdonck; Scene Shop Supervisor Dave Thompson.
A concentration in theatre introduces students to all aspects of theatre art and permits students to specialize in those areas of theatre study which are of primary concern to them. Students are prepared for further study on the graduate or conservatory level. Courses of value to the general student population, such as those in dramatic literature, introduction to the theatre, and public address, are also offered through the Theatre and Dance Department. Students seeking a major in Theatre must have a grade of C or above in all theatre courses. Every theatre major must participate (actor, crew, etc) two mainstage productions a year. Scholarship students need to participate in all mainstage productions.
Both full scale and studio theatrical productions are staged each year. All students of the University of Michigan-Flint are cordially invited to participate in these productions.
The Theatre and Dance Department offers a variety of scholarship opportunities designed to attract and retain students of exceptional talent and promise. They include the Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Freeman Theatre Scholarship, Jeffrey F. Garfield Scholarship, Brian McDonald Theatre Scholarship, the Carland Sarah Morgan Theatre Scholarship and the Theatre and Dance Scholarship Program. Friends of the Theatre, the Chancellor, and our production program support these scholarship opportunities.
Department Mission and Program Assessment
The Theatre Department is committed to responsible and professional preparation of its students for professional/commercial work in the field, teaching careers in theatre or related areas, further study in graduate or conservatory settings, life-long appreciation of theatre and dance as cultural expression, and leadership roles in the artistic life of their communities. In addition, the department commits itself to liberalizing the perspective of the general college student it encounters through the teaching of its courses, and to enrich the lives of persons in the community by producing challenging, thought-provoking, entertaining experiences which reflect its diversity and which explore vital concerns and issues. The Department participates in the University-wide effort to assess its academic programs. Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods and outcomes is available at http://assessment.umflint.edu.
Programs in Theatre
Four Theatre Secialization Programs (Bachelor of Arts) are offered: General Theatre, Performance, Dance, and Literature and History. In addition, three concentration programs are offered: the Honors Program in Theatre (Bachelor of Arts) , the Program in Performance (Bachelor of Fine Arts) , Theatre Design and Technology (Bachelor of Science) and the Teacher’s Certificate Program in Speech (Bachelor of Arts) . Minors in Theatre , Dance , Music Theatre and a Teacher’s Certificate Minor in Speech are also available.
Please refer to the Theatre website for current program requirements: http://www.umflint.edu/theatredance/.