So what’s next for you? A career on the stage or behind the mic? Working behind the scenes on the business side of the entertainment world? Owning a studio or teaching future performers?
At Dean College the future is what you make it. And we give students the tools they need to make that future a reality. From rigorous academics and conservatory-level training to unmatched support, Dean has a remarkable track record of taking students who have a passion for the arts wherever they want to go. Dean offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in Communications, Dance, and Theatre, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Entertainment Management.
The Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance
The prestigious School of Dance at Dean College is an ideal environment to study and develop a broad range of techniques. The teaching philosophy is built on a long-standing tradition of the pursuit of dance in its pure form, connecting these aesthetic and cultural forms of dance to the overall interdisciplinary studies of sciences, humanities, social science, business, natural sciences, and dance studies. Advantages of the Dance curriculum include:
• Conservatory-level technical training in all major forms, including ballet, modern, jazz, and tap, with opportunities to purse specialized training in areas such as hip-hop and pointe
• Program tracks based on your professional goals, from Performance/Choreography to Teaching to Studio Management to General Dance Studies
• Multiple performance and choreography opportunities each year
• Regular schedule of master classes and guest artists
• Opportunity to double-major or minor
In addition to their course work, students also have the opportunity to audition for and be a part of many exciting on-campus productions, including the highly recognized Dean Dance Company. Students have an added option that is available to only a few select colleges: a nationally credited independent study at the world-renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Center in New York City.
The Dance degree leads to preparation for careers in performing, teaching, dance history, choreography, directing, dance medicine, dance journalism, arts and entertainment management, and more. Dean graduates can be found throughout the dance world: on Broadway; in music videos; in stage shows, including Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour; and as professional choreographers, teachers, and studio owners. Learn more at dean.edu/dance.
The Dean College School of the Arts
The School of the Arts at Dean College provides performing and visual artists multiple opportunities to pursue their passions through bachelor’s and associate degree programs in Theatre, Arts and Entertainment Management, and Communications.
Theatre students at Dean are exposed to the full breadth and depth of the theatrical world through studies in both theatre and musical theatre. Students pursue course work ranging from acting, voice, and movement to design, technical production, stage management, and directing. As a result, Dean graduates are uniquely prepared to enter the theatrical world and are able to successfully tackle the demands of the competitive entertainment industry. Advantages of the Theatre curriculum include:
• A full season of productions ranging from classical to comedy to contemporary to musical
• First-class venues, including a 200-seat off-Broadway-style theatre and a flexible black box
• Vocal, dance, and movement training
• Full scenic design and costume shops
Arts and Entertainment Management
Students who major in Arts and Entertainment Management have a passion for the arts, a focus on the creative artist and audience, and a strong commitment to helping arts and entertainment organizations fulfill their missions.
People with degrees in Arts and Entertainment Management work as business managers, event producers, fundraisers, promoters, and advocates. They provide arts and entertainment outreach to schools and communities. Basically, they make the arts happen.
Today’s media world is highly complex and requires professionals with a broad understanding of television, radio, public relations, Web, and digital media. The Communications major at Dean College delivers in all areas. Students at Dean get hands-on experience from day one, working in our state-of-the-art Digital Media Center or on the air on Arbitron-rated, professionally formatted Power 88 Radio, broadcasting from the Dean College campus. Students receive comprehensive training in video and audio editing, presentation, production, and more. Our graduates can be found on air and behind the scenes of TV and radio stations all across the country. Learn more at dean.edu/arts.
After you decide which degree to pursue, the only question is, how far do you want to go? Live your dream. Discover “The Dean Difference.”
Attend Dean’s Summer Dance Intensive
August 6–13, 2017
General description: High school students ages 14–18 interested in majoring in Dance will train with esteemed faculty from around New England during the New England Summer Dance Intensive at Dean College this August.
• Conservatory training in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, choreography, and hip-hop techniques taught by renowned New England faculty from schools such as Boston Conservatory, Dean College, College of the Holy Cross, Brown University, Harvard University, and other guest artists!
• Perform original work as well as work by celebrated guest artists
• Workshops in college life, majoring in Dance, résumé writing, and headshots
• Staff-guided residential program with 24-hour supervision
• Athletic trainer on site for injury prevention
• Residential: $1,250 (all inclusive)
• Commuter: $950 (lunch and dinner daily)
More information: dean.edu/summerintensive