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OFFICE: Theatre Building, 516.572.7508
CHAIRPERSON: Victor H. Abravaya, Esq., Victor.Abravaya@ncc.edu.
FACULTY: S. Berke, M. Boyle, R. Einenkel, R. Ginsburg, J. Pereira, P. Teng.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANT: E. Morrison-Darren.
TECHNOLOGIST: P. Fox.
COURSES OFFERED: Dance (DAN), Theatre (THR).

The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to academic excellence, offering undergraduate courses of study that will prepare students for transfer to four-year baccalaureate programs or conservatory programs. Our classes have a low student-to-faculty ratio, which allows for more personal attention in the classroom. Students have the opportunity to gain expertise in all of the fundamental areas of Theatre and Dance through an integrated program of study in a liberal arts context. Courses offered by the Department of Theatre and Dance may be used as Humanities or General Elective Credit. Specific courses serve as NCC and/or SUNY General Education Requirements. DAN 126 (Introduction to Modern Dance) may be used as a Physical Education activity elective. Students who wish to pursue the study of Acting, Dance, or Technical Theatre at the baccalaureate level should see departmental advisors.

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers discrete Associate in Arts degree programs in Acting, Dance, and Theatre.

A.A. Acting: In addition to Liberal Arts requirements, Acting degree students must successfully complete the Acting sequence: Acting I-IV, Theatre History I-II, Movement for the Actor I-II, Movement for Musical Theatre, Voice for Stage, a four-course sequence in Production & Performance, and ENG 300 (Shakespeare on Stage and Page).

A.A. Dance: In addition to Liberal Arts requirements, Dance degree students must successfully complete the Dance sequence: Dance History, Dance Technique I-IV (Modern Dance/Ballet), Dance Concepts I-II (Choreography), a Modern Dance sequence consisting of Introduction to Modern Dance, and Modern Dance I-II, and a four-course sequence in Rehearsal & Performance.

A.A. Technical Theatre: In addition to Liberal Arts requirements, Technical Theatre degree students must successfully complete the Technical Theatre sequence: Theatre History I-II, Stagecraft, Technical Production, Lighting Design, Scene Design, and a four-course sequence in Production & Performance.


Production Program
: The Theatre/Dance Department’s extensive open-to-the-public Production Program includes a Major Musical, a Children’s Musical, a Dance Concert, a joint production with the Africana Studies Department, and numerous other plays and musicals. Auditions for these productions are open to all students enrolled in a minimum of six credits at the College. The Production Program serves as a closely supervised laboratory for the Department’s Acting, Dance, and Technical Theatre academic courses, and as an effective mechanism for taking education beyond the walls of the classroom.