World of Performing Arts

The World of Performing Arts is for students from all intended majors who are interested in acting, playwriting, musical theatre, art, literature, and music. Students in the World of Performing Arts will take classes with other students who are also interested in the collaborative process of the performing arts.

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As a member of an L-LC, you will have a built-in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you remain an active member within your L-LC your freshman year, you could become a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Mentor: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly meals in your own dining hall!
World of Performing Arts Lead Faculty: Professor Renee Bell
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Fridays 11:40 AM - 12:35 PM

Academic Advisor: TBD

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Theatre is open to all majors!

What does the World of Performing Arts do?

The World of Performing Arts will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year, and attend co-curricular themed events together.

Fall 2021 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Performing Arts
Theatre 107: Introduction to Dramatic Arts
Theatre 135: Introduction to Technical Theatre

Spring 2022 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry
Theatre 204: American Musical Theatre
Theatre 121: Play Analysis (optional)

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Learn from actors, directors, and the technical professionals about all aspects of performing arts
  • Attend productions together
  • Tour the Performing Arts Center - a state of the art facility with 5 stages
  • Get a leg up on performance and production opportunities within the theatre program