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Exploratory Performing Arts

The Exploratory Performing Arts cluster is for students who are interested in the performance aspects of theatre and/or dance* but have not yet decided on a specific major. This cluster introduces students to concepts that are fundamental to careers in the performing arts. The cluster offers exploratory possibilities in combination with first year core General Education courses. It also provides the opportunity to explore personal strengths and career interests. Discussing interests and goals early in the first semester with an academic advisor in the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance is a KEY COMPONENT of this exploratory cluster.

Please note that clusters are not degree programs and the sooner students select a specific degree program, the more likely they are to complete their university studies in a timely manner. Therefore, at any time during the two semesters of this exploratory cluster, students are encouraged to declare a major. It is highly encouraged that this selection should be made by the end of the second semester.

ENTRY LEVEL SCHOLARSHIPS
As a theatre or dance major, you are eligible for entry level scholarships.

 

DANCE AUDITION AND SCHOLARSHIPS: To become a dance major requires a successful audition. For in-coming first year students, scholarship eligibility is determined in the audition process. For December 7, 2013 or February 7, 2014 audition information: http://dance.wayne.edu/scholarships.php. If you were offered a scholarship, the department would ask you to commit to being a dance major.

You must register to audition before November 29, 2013 for the December 7, 2013 audition and before January 31, 2014 for the February 7, 2014 audition. To register, fill out the following application: Dance Audition Application and mail it to:

John Wolf, Chair
Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance
4841 Cass Ave. Suite 3226
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202

Or you may scan and email it to: theatreanddance@wayne.edu.

No audition is required to minor in dance. Minors are not eligible for entry-level scholarships.

 

THEATRE SCHOLARSHIPS: No audition is required for acceptance into the theatre program. However, to pursue entry-level theatre scholarships, apply for the December 7, 2013 or February 7, 2014 Talent Scholarship audition/interview: http://theatre.wayne.edu/scholarships.php. If you were offered a scholarship, the department would ask you to commit to being a theatre major.

You must register to audition before November 29, 2013 for the December 7, 2013 audition and before January 31, 2014 for the February 7, 2014 audition. To register, fill out the following: Theatre Scholarship Registration and mail it to:

John Wolf, Chair
Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance
4841 Cass Ave. Suite 3226
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202

Or you may scan and email it to: theatreanddance@wayne.edu.

 

For more theatre and dance program information, please contact the academic advisor in the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance.

Visit theatreanddance.wayne.edu to explore and learn much more.