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Performing Arts and Theatre

Performing Arts and Theatre

Susan Panek, Co-Chair
Liberal Arts Building‚ Room 203
Direct: (313) 927-1568
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Bachelor of Arts/Performing Arts
Minor/Performing Arts
Minor/Visual & Performing Arts

Greg Grobis, M.F.A.
Tara Sievers-Hunt, M.Mus.
Gwen Lindsay, M.F.A.
Susan Panek, B.F.A., M.A

Performing Arts and Theatre Overview

Entertainment business • Talent management • Dance performance • Music performance and composition • Acting • Production technology • Communications

Are you multi-talented? Do you like to perform? A Performing Arts major or minor will assist you in developing your multifaceted talents and in understanding all the dimensions of a career in the performing arts. It will also prepare you for more specialized study in graduate work.

Performing Arts Major

The Bachelor of Arts/Performing Arts degree is an individualized, interdisciplinary major across three departments: dance, music, and theatre. It is also a collaborative venture between two institutions; Marygrove College and the University of Detroit Mercy. The performing arts major consists of 60 credits of combined coursework in dance, music and theatre. Because this is an interdisciplinary major, a minor is not required. A student selects one primary area of concentration with approximately 40 credits and two secondary areas to comprise an additional 20 credits.

An interested student will meet with the Chair of the Dance Department for an advisor to be assigned in the primary concentration. The advisor will work with the student and faculty from related disciplines to design the individual major. Acceptance into the Performing Arts programs is based on a formal audition in the primary area of concentration. The audition is held by members of the department faculty. Prospective students may not audition until they have completed the Admissions process, and have been accepted into Marygrove College’s academic program. Courses for this interdisciplinary major are listed in the catalog sections of Dance, Music, English and Performing Arts and in the University of Detroit Mercy catalog online at

Performing Arts Minor

The minor provides an opportunity to experience the performing arts in a larger, collective sense. The performing arts group minor consists of 24 hours of coursework selected from the following areas: music, dance, English and theater. A Performing Arts minor may include up to 12 credits from The Theatre Department at University of Detroit Mercy.

Required Core (12 credit hours)
TRE 161 Fundamentals of Acting 3 cr.
TRE 266 Production Technology 3 cr.
DAN 254 Movement for Actors & Singers 2 cr.
MUS 106A Voice Class I or private study 3 cr.

Electives to Complete Group Minor (12 credit hours)
Dance Electives:
DAN 180 Elementary Jazz 3 cr.
DAN 190 Elementary Tap 1 cr.
DAN 376 Intermediate/Advanced Tap 1 cr.
DAN 377 Intermediate/Advanced Jazz 1 cr.

Music Electives:
MUS 110 Private or Small Group Lessons: Beginning 1-3 cr.
MUS 111 Private Lessons: Intermediate 2-3 cr.
MUS 301 Lyric Theater 1 cr.

Theatre Electives:
TRE 132 (UDM 1320) Rehearsal/Productions 3 cr.
TRE 351 (UDM 3510) Acting Dynamics 3 cr.
TRE 355 (UDM 3550) Scene Study 3 cr.

Science and Math

Socialwork Programs

Dance at Marygrove

MAT Program

English at Marygrove