Performing Arts in the Visual and Performing Arts Department on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus includes dance, film, music, and theatre.
Many courses fulfill the arts distribution (ARTD) requirement. There are arts appreciation courses in the areas of dance, film, and music. Performance arts courses are available in the areas of dance, film, music, and theatre. Filmmaking is a major emphasis in the department with a Film Certificate available in the near future.
Performing Arts produces two to three theatre productions per year and is responsible for the Arts Alive Concert Series in the Cultural Arts Center, which is the home of the department. The Cultural Arts Center has two theatres, the Main Theatre, which is a 500-seat proscenium stage, and the Studio Theatre, which is a 116-seat modified thrust theatre. Specialty classrooms include a large, glass walled dance studio and a 16-station piano lab.
2015–2016 Productions Buy tickets!
Waiting for Lefty–November 2015
Almost Blue–February 2016
The Firebugs–April 2016