School of the Arts

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    If you’re passionate about the arts and seek a career on stage, backstage, behind the mic or behind the scenes, we have a major that will help prepare you for an exciting career. Learn More »
    If you’re passionate about the arts and seek a career on-stage, backstage, behind the mic or behind the scenes, we have a major which will help prepare you for an exciting career. Learn More »
    If you’re passionate about the arts and seek a career on stage, backstage, behind the mic or behind the scenes, we have a major that will help prepare you for an exciting career. Learn More »
    If you’re passionate about the arts and seek a career on-stage, backstage, behind the mic or behind the scenes, we have a major which will help prepare you for an exciting career. Learn More »
  • Unleash Your Creativity

    The School of the Arts at Dean College is committed to providing students with a solid foundation to thrive in an extremely competitive industry. Whether you pursue a degree in Arts and Entertainment Management and Theatre (with a specialization in either acting, musical theatre or technical theatre) the School of the Arts will help you acquire the skills and experience you need to build a rewarding career.

    The college has an exemplary program for students seeking a degree in the arts. Our commitment to skill and improvement as well as our emphasis on career development make us one of the premiere colleges in the area to help you grow your craft. Students begin their education with solid fundamentals in their academic discipline, and have the option to take electives outside of their major. Regardless of which major you choose, you will absorb skills and concepts required to thrive in an increasingly competitive market.

  • School of the Arts Majors and Courses

    School of the Arts Majors and Courses

    The School of the Arts offers bachelor’s degrees in theatre and in arts and entertainment management. We also offer an associate degree theatre. All courses of study combine solid academics with plenty of professional experience.
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    Arts and Entertainment Management Overview

    Arts and Entertainment Management Overview

    Arts and Entertainment is a global, multi-billion dollar industry and Dean College’s program prepares students to become leaders, managers and integral members of arts organizations. Students gain hands-on experience by managing student music, theatre, dance and arts productions.

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    Theatre Overview

    Theatre Overview

    Dean College is one of the few Bachelor of Arts programs in the nation that offers concentrations in acting, musical theatre and technical theatre. Each course taught by our award-winning, practicing faculty provides individualized attention and an enriching educational and creative experience for our students.
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    School of the Arts Faculty and Staff

    School of the Arts Faculty and Staff

    In small classes, you will work closely with faculty members who care about your education, growth and success. Dean faculty are professional theatre directors, actors, musicians, set designers, playwrights, costume designers, visual artists and broadcasters, who bring real-world experiences to the classroom.
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  • Distinguished Guest Faculty:

    • Kathleen Turner, Academy Award-winning actress
    • Harriet Bass, New York City casting director
  • 2016-17 Performances

    • The East Oct. 12th-16th
    • Art Mosaic Oct. 21st-22nd
    • Into the Woods Nov. 16th-20th
    • New Dancers Showcase Dec. 9th-10th
    • Senior Showcase Jan. 27th-28th
    • Choreographers Concert Feb. 10th-11th
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream Feb. 22nd-26th
    • American Idiot March 29th- Apr. 2nd
    • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress Apr. 20th-23rd
    • Dance Company: Waves Apr. 20th-29th
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