Academics: Majors and Programs

Drama and Dance Goals and Objectives

Goals

The drama and dance curriculum is designed to offer a challenging theater arts program that encourages discovery, creativity and scholarship for those students whose special interests and talents lead them to the department of drama and dance; to impart to all majors the formal preparation necessary for advanced academic or professional study; to offer the Spelman student experiences in theater arts, giving her broad-based exposure to the various aspects of drama and dance; and to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Spelman College, the AU Center, and the community at large.

Objectives

The department of drama and dance offers a drama major (with an optional concentration in dance). After completing the major, the drama or dance student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for advanced academic or professional study in drama or dance performance and/or history at graduate institutions and professional schools
  • Exhibit an appreciation of drama and dance arts
  • Articulate orally and in written form historical, literary, and theoretical knowledge of drama and dance forms
  • Demonstrate well-rounded development in the theater arts, including critical thinking skills, high-level skills in performing arts, and enhanced creativity