Exploratory Performing Arts

The Exploratory Performing Arts cluster is for students who are interested in the performance or design/technical 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.

*Eventual admission into the theatre or dance major requires a successful audition. For design/technical theatre, a successful interview is required. No audition or interview is required for minors offered through the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance.

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

Visit the sites for Wayne State's theatre program and dance program to explore and learn much more.

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