School of Music, Theatre, & Dance
Minors in the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance are open to all students but may require additional courses for students with majors outside of the school to fulfill the academic requirements. We have provided the typical coursework below to give you a good idea of what topics you will get the chance to study with each minor.
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The Dance Performance minor offers students the opportunity to study dance at Anderson University, while focusing a majority of their time on a different career major. Dance minors can expect to continue training from previous years at a highly proficient level, and are offered the same performance opportunities as Dance Majors. Courses include: four levels ballet, modern dance, jazz, three levels of tap, two levels of choreography, and dance history.
The church music minor combines music, music performance, and music education courses.
The music minor includes music theory and music literature. Students also complete four hours of music performance, two hours of applied study, and two hours of music ensemble.
The music business minor provides a basic understanding of the music business industry. Students complete courses in music theory, music performance, music business, and music publishing.
- For students whose major is music business (15-16 hours): To ensure adequate performance level, students must audition on their primary instrument to be admitted into this program. Courses include six to eight hours in applied study, introduction to conducting, and specialized courses for singers, pianists, and instrumentalists.
- For students whose major is not in music (18 hours): To ensure adequate performance level, students must audition on their primary instrument to be admitted into this program. Courses include eight hours in applied study, music theory, and piano.
Music Theory and Literature
Courses include Theory I and II, Aural Comprehension I and II, Introduction to Music Literature, Music History I and II, and music performance courses.
17 hours minor
The theatre minor provides students with an introduction to theatre studies that includes courses in acting, directing, and technical theatre. This minor is designed for students who wish to incorporate a concentration of theatre courses with their major area of study.