The Performance Concentration involves a sequence of acting courses, including classical styles, improvisational techniques, musical theatre performance, and the business of acting. The sequence culminates in a Senior Showcase in New York City. Students may also select from a wide variety of courses in Dance, Movement, and Voice and Diction. An audition is required for acceptance into the program.
Th011: Theatre Lab (2 half unit classes)
Th014-17: Play Production (4 semesters of 0 units; only one can be in FOH)
Th103: Script Analysis
Th111: Introduction to Design
Th233: Theatre History
Th235: Music Theatre History
Th117: Acting Techniques I
Th217: Acting II: Scene Study
Th307: Musical Theatre Performance I* (Students must pass a Music Theory proficiency exam or complete Musicianship for Performers or Rudiments of Music as well as two MU020 Voice Lessons prior to enrolling in MTP1)
Th317: Acting III: Classics
Spc102: Voice and Diction;
Senior Learning Community - 2 units
Th461: Acting V
Th462: Senior Showcase
Private voice lessons regularly held on campus with Music faculty.
An abundance of dance classes including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre Dance.
Five levels of Acting courses specially designed to build on the previous outcomes.
Required courses including: Musical Theatre Performance, Voice and Diction, Movement, Theatre History, Musical Theatre History, and many others.
Four production assignments throughout the student's tenure, including Assistant Stage Manager, Sound Board Operator, Follow Spot Operator, Front of House Manager, and many others.
A Senior Showcase for New York City agents, managers, and casting directors at Playwright's Horizons in Manhattan's Theatre District.
Monthly workshops open to all students with well-respected Broadway, Film, and Television actors, dancers, directors, and others run by student organizations.
Elective courses including Improv, Stage Dialects, Stage Makeup, Stage Costuming, and many others.
Four Main Stage productions and four Studio productions per year.
A campus-wide Honors program.
A Dance Minor.
A close-knit family of faculty and students, who encourage open communication.
An impressive list of Wagner alumni and faculty with Broadway, Film, and Television credits.