Professor Coppenger, Chairperson
Assistant Professor Curtiss, Managing Director
Associate Professor List, Director of Dance
Adjunct Professor Benincasa, Director of Dance Education
Professor Becker, Assistant Professor Cook, Music Director Solari
Students electing dance as a major will usually declare it in the fall semester of their first year. A personal interview with a member of the dance faculty is recommended at the time of application. Attendance at the March audition class (before enrollment) is strongly advised, both for placement purposes and for possible talent scholarships from the dance program, and is required for acceptance into the BFA.
Students may pursue a BA in dance, a BFA in Dance, or a BSEd in dance education.
Professors Coppenger, Giebel, Henderson, Kolb, Rosenthal; Associate Professors Curtiss, Pierce, Su, Westley; Assistant Professor Dippel; Adjunct/Staff Hart, McCoy, Van Scoy
Alpha Psi Omega: a national drama honorary society, see Honors.
Normally, students electing drama as a major will enroll as such in the first year. A personal interview with a member of the drama faculty is recommended at the time of application. Demonstration of proficiency in theater skills is required for satisfactory completion of all drama majors. All students (both minors and majors) must work in a technical capacity a specified number of hours each semester. An additional fee for materials may be required for selected programs.
Students may elect to pursue the BA or BFA program. Admission into the BFA program is dependent on faculty approval. BFA candidates must spend the last six semesters of full-time study in residence at Hofstra.
NOTE: BA and BFA drama majors may use drama courses to fulfill distribution requirements. University general education goals and objectives of the composition and delivery of audience-appropriate oral presentations that develop and support a point and the demonstration of skill in oral communication for purposes such as informing, persuading, and defending are fulfilled by performance classes DRAM 013, 014, 023, 024, 059, 059A, 060A, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169 and 169A. University general education goals and objectives for the demonstration of skills in the appropriate use of visual, auditory, and/or technological aids for purposes such as informing, persuading, defending are fulfilled by production classes DRAM 078, 178, 179, 190, and MUTH 157.