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Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre & Dance

From the Directors of Theatre, Dance, and Multimedia Programs: Rick DesRochers and Amy Larimer

Rick DesRochers and Amy LarimerThe Theatre & Dance Programs at Lehman College transform students into versatile, self-directed performing artists for the 21st Century. The B.A. in Theatre, B.A. in Dance, and B.F.A. in Multimedia Performing Arts challenge students to develop the knowledge and skills as well as the critical and creative perspectives necessary for a professional life in the performing arts.

The B.A. in Theatre program challenges students in a rigorous, liberal arts curriculum that combines study in acting, dance, stagecraft, playwriting, theatre history, and drama with practical experience in producing, technical theatre, and arts management. The program is intended for those who envision a career as an actor, director, playwright, theatre administrator, technical director or stage manager, or in related professions, such as law, business, and management.

The B.A. in Dance program challenges students to develop their own voice through the study of improvisation, choreography and dance history with practical experience in producing, technical theatre, and arts management. Our curriculum includes a wide range of dance techniques including: modern, ballet, hip hop, capoeira, house, tango, somatics, yoga and jazz. The program is designed for those who intend to pursue a career as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, dance administrator, or dance therapist.

The multidisciplinary B.F.A. in Multimedia Performing Arts allows for a concentration in either dance or theatre. The program develops multidisciplinary actors and dancers who train to perform for the stage, film, television, and new media. This intensive program is intended for those who envision a career as a performer in theatre, dance, film and related media.