Saint Louis University's Madrid campus offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in the disciplines of dance, music or theatre through a minor in performing arts.
You’ll gain a basic knowledge of each discipline and of the global reach of stage arts. You’ll also be provided with a broad overview of the different aspects of the stage in a Spanish and Latin — or more broadly European — context.
Students in this program become aware of the close relationship and interdependence between the different stage-art disciplines and the importance of understanding these disciplines in order to gain a global insight into the creativity of humankind.
At least four credits of group performance courses must be taken. Course that fulfill this requirement includes DANC 2650 Spanish Dance: Flamenco (0-3 cr), DANC 2660 Latin Rhythms and Dance (2-3 cr), DANC 2670 The New Flamenco Experience (2 cr), DANC 2680 Advanced Latin Rhythms & Dance (0-2 cr), DANC 3680 Advanced Spanish Dance: Flamenco II (0-2 cr), MUSC 3420 University Chorale (0-1 cr) and THR 3560 Theatre Workshop (1,2 cr). As part of this requirement, you’ll take part in a collaborative performance or theatre production. In the latter case, work as a crew member, dancer or live musician count toward these credits. Lastly, you’ll present a final solo or group capstone performance lasting between 10 and 20 minutes that displays what has been learned through the minor. This could be a theatre work, a monologue, a solo or ensemble musical recital, a dance piece or a musical theatre piece.
All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better and students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.