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. An audition is required for acceptance into the program. A minimum of three years at Wagner is required to complete this major.
Th011: Theatre Lab (2 half unit classes)
Th014-18: Play Production (4 semesters of 0 units; only one can be in FOH)
Th103: Script Analysis
Th111: Introduction to Design
Th235: Music Theatre History
Th117: Acting Techniques I
Th217: Acting II: Scene Study
Th307: Musical Theatre Performance I
Th317: Acting III: Classics
Spc102: Voice and Diction;
Da295: Musical Theatre Dance (Students must complete 4 dance technique classes prior to graduation
Th461: Acting V
Th462: Senior Showcase
Highlights of the Performance Concentration include:
Private voice lessons taught by members of the Music faculty.
Dance classes including Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre Dance as well as the opportunity to minor in Dance.
Multiple levels of acting, including optional classes like Improv, Acting for the Camera, Devised theatre, and more.
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 casting agents, etc.
Elective courses including Stage Dialects, Stage Management, Commedia, and many others.
Four Main Stage productions and multiple Studio productions per year.
- No graduate students to compete with for opportunities.
A campus-wide Honors program.
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.