UPDATE ON CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER
In the interest of the ongoing Public Health situation created by COVID 19, all Drama and Dance classes (with the exception of Drama 115, 218 and Dance 290) will be ONLINE ONLY in the Fall 2020 semester.
Drama 115, 218, and Dance 290 will be hybrid courses, with a limited number of socially distant in person lab hours conducted on campus. If you have a concern about this, please contact the professor of your course for more information.
Please note that all of our courses will be taught synchronously, which means that they will still meet at the day and time they are scheduled, so those meetings will take place online instead of in person. Please contact the professor of your course for more specific information about your class, or check the course module on Blackboard. Make sure that you let us know if you will need assistance to attend your class online on a specific day and time, or if you need any other assistance in accessing your classes.
The email addresses for all professors can be found here.
Our Fall productions will also be virtual, and more information about how to participate will be posted at the start of the Fall semester.
Our office will continue to work remotely, and will not be open for in-person appointments. We can be reached by email, or by phone (718-997-3090). Please review the list of topics below for specific guidance about Major/Minor declaration, advisement, and other common issues that we can assist you with. For any other questions or inquiries please contact the department chair.
MAJOR AND MINOR DECLARATION INFORMATION
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREREGISTRATION AND ADVISEMENT
- Majors in Drama and Dance should contact their advisor or Professor Meghan Healey (firstname.lastname@example.org) for instructions on how to participate in preregistration. If you did not meet with your advisor prior to the instructional recess, you can request a phone or online appointment by emailing your advisor. You must complete your advisement before you are allowed to preregister.
- All preregistration and permission only registration will be done online. We will not have in person appointments. If there is an issue with your registration you may be asked to make a phone appointment to resolve it. You may leave questions about registration on the main office voicemail- 718-997-3090.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION TO A PERMISSION ONLY COURSE
- All permissions are granted by the professor of the course. Please contact that professor by email to receive permission in writing.
- If you are a transfer student who completed a prerequisite at another university, please be sure to attach a transcript, a catalogue description and/or syllabus of the prerequisite course, and please note that some courses require a prerequisite and an audition or interview so you may be asked to submit additional materials (this affects Acting IV, Dance/Drama Collaboration, and MFA preparation Workshops)
- Acting IV requires permission and the prerequisite course and MFA preparation is an invitation only course. Please email Professor Claudia Feldstein (Claudia.email@example.com) for more information.
- We do not waive prerequisites or add anyone to courses that are already fully enrolled in this program.
- Classics Majors registering for Drama 201 need a letter from your advisor confirming that you have some background in Dramatic Literature. It may be addressed to Professor Healey.
- Drama Production and Dance Production are audition only courses, and the auditions will be held in August.
AS ALWAYS, THERE IS NO OVERTALLY FOR ANY DRAMA OR DANCE COURSES FOR ANY REASON,
- Due to the increased volume of email and phone messages required by the COVID19 emergency, we will not be responding to any email or voice messages requesting entrance to a closed section of any course.
- If a section is closed because it is full then you cannot take that course.
We regret that for the health and safety of the community, all Spring 2020 productions have been canceled. For ticket refund information, please contact the Kupferberg Center Box Office during their regular business hours, or see this link: http://kupferbergcenter.org/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you wish to speak with us about any other matter, please email Professor Healey, we will not be reviewing voice messages about other matters. Please understand that a response to any non-urgent matters may be delayed while the needs of students transitioning to distance learning and registering for classes is prioritized. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Queens College classes will occur on-line beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. For the latest COVID-19/Coronavirus updates, please click here.
The Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance offers the study of the subjects appropriate for a liberal arts degree. A balanced combination of theory and practice aims at giving an understanding of the arts of drama, theatre and dance that can serve as a foundation for graduate study. Every effort is made to provide scope for the development of individual talent and skills as a preliminary step for those students who intend to pursue future conservatory training for a stage or dance career.
The department offers strong, diversified academic programs in theatre (covering history, literature, acting, directing, stage management, design, and technical theatre), and dance (modern, ballet, tap, Asian and African dance, choreography, and history). Each year, on our three stages, the department presents a wide range of five fully realized productions. These are dramas and comedies, classic and modern plays, new plays, musicals, operas, and dance concerts. Under the guidance of faculty and guest directors and designers, student actors and dancers perform for audiences drawn from all segments of the college community, as well as Queens neighborhoods.
There are also several opportunities annually for student actors and dancers to produce and direct work under faculty supervision. In addition to providing opportunities for students to major or minor in Drama, Theatre & Dance, the department devotes many of its offerings to courses that satisfy mandated general education requirements in the liberal arts. Moreover, non-majors participate regularly and extensively in all aspects of our production program as actors, dancers, technicians, and backstage crew members.
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