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Performing Arts

Major
3 years - Full Time study
93 credits

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Minor
Along with any BA at LAU
18 credits

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The Performing Arts program offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Minor in Performing Arts. The B.A. covers a wide range of skills, including acting, voice training, body movement, writing, technical skills, and crafting with lights. Students pursue careers as performers, artists, actors, producers, art managers, teachers, and directors. The program also prepares students for graduate studies. The Minor in Performing Arts offers students from any major basic skills and competencies in dance, music, and theater.

BA in Performing Arts

The BA in Performing Arts requires 122 credits (including 30 freshman credits), distributed accordingly:

Departmental Core Courses (31 credits)
PFA 210 Western Music Appreciation
PFA 214 Oriental Music Appreciation
PFA 221 Theories of Body in Performance
PFA 222 Art of Dance
PFA 241 Introduction to Acting
PFA 242 Art of Theater
JSC 312 Media & Society
PFA 310 Theater in Performance *
Or PFA 315 Music/Vocal Ensemble
Or PFA 316 Dance Repertory Performance
PFA 342 Principles of Performing Arts Productions
PFA 498 Internship
PFA 499 Capstone
Departmental Professional Electives (12 credits)
PFA 244 Stage Production & Design
PFA 310 Theater in Performance
PFA 311 Ear Training, Sight Singing and Music Theory
PFA 313 Introduction to Music Composition
PFA 315 Music/Vocal Ensemble
PFA 316 Dance Repertory Performance
PFA 317 Recording and Sound Reinforcement Techniques
PFA 318 Writing Music for Visual Media
PFA 321 Dance Improvisation
PFA 338 Performing Arts Workshop
PFA 343 Advanced Acting
PFA 347 Principles of Creative Dramatics
PFA 418 Performing Arts Productions
PFA 421 Dance Composition
PFA 442 Play Production
PFA 445 Performing Arts Teaching Methods
Departmental General Electives (12 credits)
JSC 451 Media Research Methods
PFA 249 Theater in Lebanon and the Arab World
PFA 252 Lebanese Musical Theater
PFA 314 World Music History
PFA 322 Dance History and Criticism
PFA 488 Topics in Performing Arts
COM 213 Public Relations
COM 301 Human Communication Theory
COM 312 Communication and Gender
COM 313 Nonverbal Communication
TVF 221 Art of Film
JSC 224 Social Media
JSC 480 Global Media Literacy
JSC 481 Global Change, Cooperation & News

Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) courses:

Students entered prior to Fall 2018
LAC (34 credits): see details
Free electives (3 credits)
Students entered Fall 2018 or later
LAC (30 credits): see details
CSC201 Computer Applications (1 credit)
Free electives (6 credits)

Three-Year Study Plan

Please see the suggested three-year study plan, according to when you entered the program, the level of English in which you entered, and the campus where you started.
Each semester, you should check your CAPP degree evaluation and meet with your advisor to ensure timely graduation.

Minor in Performing Arts

The Minor in Performing Arts requires 18 credits, distributed accordingly:

Core courses (9 credits):
PFA 210 Western Music Appreciation
PFA 221 Theories of Body in Performance
PFA 241 Introduction to Acting
Departmental Electives (9 credits)
PFA 242 Art of Theater
PFA 222 Art of Dance
PFA 244 Stage Production & Design
PFA 311 Ear Training, Sight Singing and Music Theory
PFA 315 Music/Vocal Ensemble
PFA 316 Dance Repertory Performance
PFA 317 Recording and Sound Reinforcement Techniques
PFA 321 Dance Improvisation
PFA 342 Principles of Performing Arts Productions
PFA 421 Dance Composition
PFA 488 Topics in Performing Arts
EDU 330 Management of Learning Environments

Faculty

Nadra Assaf

Assistant Professor & Associate Chair, Dance

Lina Abyad

Associate Professor, Theater

Mona Knio

Associate Professor, Theater

Amr Selim

Assistant Professor, Music

Martin Loyato

Assistant Professor, Music

Seba Ali

Assistant Professor, Music

Joseph Khalife

Senior Instructor, Music

Aliya Khalidi

Lecturer, Theater (PT)

George Herro

Lecturer, Music (PT)

Ibrahim Baltagi

Lecturer, Music (PT)

Reem Deeb

Lecturer, Music (PT)

Abdelreda Kobeissy

Instructor, Music (PT)

Annie Gostanian

Instructor, Dance (PT)

Daniel Karout

Instructor, Music (PT)

Fadi Kallab

Instructor, Music (PT)

Ghada Hakim

Instructor, Music (PT)

Ghassan Sahhab

Instructor, Music (PT)

Jimmy Bechara

Instructor, Dance (PT)

Lara Malaeb

Instructor, Music (PT)

Lina Khoury

Instructor, Theater (PT)

Raffi Mandalian

Instructor, Music (PT)

Sany Abdul Baki

Instructor, Theater (PT)

Sarah Fadel

Instructor, Dance (PT)

Vatche Kalforian

Instructor, Music (PT)

Yasmina Sabbah

Instructor, Music (PT)

Facilities & Equipment

Irwin Theatre (Beirut)

The Irwin Theater was inaugurated in 1947 and seats 393 people (130 balcony). It consists of a proscenium stage, an orchestra pit, a backstage with two dressing and make-up rooms and a control room for lighting and sound operations. Throughout its history, Irwin Theater has been a renowned venue for concerts and operettas, including performances in the 1960s and 1970s by the Beirut Orpheus Choir, directed by its founder, the late Afif Alvarez Boulos. Contact: Hala Masri, hmasri@lau.edu.lb

 

Gulbenkian Theatre (Beirut)

The Gulbenkian amphitheater was established in 1970 and seats 344 people. It consists of a thrust stage, a   backstage with two dressing and make-up rooms, a control room for lighting and sound operation, wardrobe  cabinets and a scene shop for set construction and for wood stage. The theater was inaugurated with the stage  production “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” directed by Varougean Khedeshian for Hamazkayin group. The first major theater production performed in this theater was “Marco Polo,” directed by Dr. Irene Faffler in 1971. Contact: Hala Masri, hmasri@lau.edu.lb

Selina Kurban Theatre (Byblos)

The Selina Korban theatre was established in 1996 and seats 300 people. It consists of a stage, a back stage, two dressing rooms, one makeup room, a control room, and a storage room. It is used in theatre courses and for carrying out theatrical and other performing arts productions. Contact: Nicolas Daou, nicolas.daou@lau.edu.lb.

About the Performing Arts Program

Mission Statement
The mission of the BA degree in Performing Arts is to generate, through a liberal arts education, students with extensive cultural, artistic, and technical proficiency and versatility to successfully pursue higher learning and a profession in a challenging world. Students will discover and develop their skills through an intense, integrated performing arts and academic program that enhances creative and critical inquiry. The degree enables students to be life-long learners, innovative artists, and creative and critical thinkers. Students receive a holistic approach to learning that emphasizes artistic excellence, interdisciplinary learning, socially engaged performance, and a spirit of collaboration.

Program Objectives
Graduates shall be able to:
PO1: Demonstrate conceptual knowledge appropriate for continuing their graduate education.
PO2: Cultivate artistic discipline along with creative and basic performing arts skills needed to enter careers in the field.
PO3: Develop the creative process of the ever changing contemporary arts landscape.

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
SLO1: Demonstrate the ability to research, create and produce performances for the stage.
SLO2: Exhibit aesthetic awareness related to performing arts production.
SLO3: Demonstrate the ability to work on productions in different media and technologies individually and as part of a creative team.
SLO4: Develop critical thinking competencies in relation to the performing arts and express it in writing.
SLO5: Demonstrate familiarity with key concepts and historical contexts related to the performing arts field.
SLO6: Apply technology in creative and communicative ways.

Student Projects

Fragments
Major Theatre Production
Performing Arts

International Dance Day

Performing Arts

Inferno
Omar Moujaess
Performing Arts

LAU Mosaic ensemble
Major Production
Performing Arts