Performing Arts Minor
Required Courses for the Performing Arts Minor
The performing arts minor is an 18 semester credit hour program.
A student must successfully complete, at Fontbonne, a minimum of 50 percent of the credit hours required for the minor.
In addition to the listed courses, a student must also complete an additional 300 or 400 level performing arts (PER) course.
- PER 101
Theatre Appreciation3 credits
An introduction to an awareness and appreciation of the
arts of the theatre and to an understanding of the play as a
literary form as well as a theatrical experience. Open to
- PER 111
Performance Techniques3 credits
Through creative drama exercises, students will develop
the tools of acting (concentration, observation, emotional
recall, rhythm, sense memory, and characterization).
These tools will be used in the development of characters
and the presentations of both improvised and scripted
scenes. Students will also develop physical and vocal skills
necessary for performers. Open to all students.
- PER 121
An introduction to backstage organization, scenic
construction, lighting, painting, and all related areas
involved in the physical mounting of a theatrical
production. Lecture and lab experience. Open to all
- PER 212
Oral Interpretation of Literature3 credits
An introduction to the oral communication of various
forms of fiction and non-fiction for the solo performer.
Analysis of the literary work in preparation for
performance, with emphasis on the development of
specific delivery skills in interpretive reading. Open to all
- PER 314
Multicultural Experiences in Performance3 credits
An examination of various acts of performance as a way
of understanding and knowing the human experience.
Includes the study of personal narrative, storytelling, folk
legends, ritual, ethnography, ethnicity, and an
investigation of performance art. Open to all.
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