The program in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies explores the dynamic nature and multivalent possibilities of performance as an interdisciplinary field.
The program in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) explores the dynamic nature and multivalent possibilities of performance as an interdisciplinary field. TDPS operates at the intersection of theory and practice, training students to engage with multiple forms of performance, in traditional theatrical contexts as well as broader ways of thinking and being in society. TDPS conceives of performance expansively, valuing broad connections over narrow specialization.
Students will learn to communicate effectively in speech, writing, and embodied practice, to collaborate effectively with others, and to apply their skills in critical analysis to both the production and the consumption of the performances that surround us. The program is broadly interdisciplinary, involving faculty with many differing areas of expertise and preparing students for collaborative endeavors in many fields after graduation, including but not limited to careers in the performing arts.
TDPS takes advantage of the vibrant performing arts resources in the greater Sarasota community such as Urbanite Theatre, West Coast Black Theatre Troupe, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Players of Sarasota, Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company, Kuumba Dancers and Drummers, Sarasota Ballet, and Sarasota Opera amongst others. Practicum courses are taught by artists and scholars that are active in their field affiliated with professional theater and dance companies and the acting faculty at the FSU Asolo Conservatory. Student internships with professional companies are available in many areas of theater, dance, arts management, and education. Students also have the opportunity to take performance courses at other Sarasota area colleges through the Cross College Alliance.
By graduation, students need to have taken the equivalent of 8-10 courses in theater or about half the total courses for their entire, joint-disciplinary Area of Concentration.Read more here
Driving directions: 5845 General Dougher Place Sarasota, FL 34243 Park in the Sudakoff Lot, Enter the theater through Hamilton CenterRead more here
[performance @ new college] is a collegiate theatrical production company under the artistic direction of the faculty in theatre and performance studies. The primary purpose of our production company is to provide practicum opportunities for students in the joint disciplinary Theatre AOC and to invite students from across the campus to engage with the performing arts.Read more here