BA in Performing Arts

What Will I Learn?

Our program covers a wide range of skills, including acting, voice training, body movement, writing, technical skills, and crafting with lights.

Your Career

You can pursue careers as performers, artists, actors, producers, art managers, teachers, and directors. The program also prepares you for graduate studies.


The BA in Performing Arts requires 122 credits (including 30 freshman credits).

Departmental Core Courses (31 credits)

Course Number Name
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
PFA 315
PFA 316
Theater in Performance *

Music/Vocal Ensemble

Dance Repertory Performance
PFA 342 Principles of Performing Arts Productions
PFA 498 Internship
PFA 499 Capstone

Departmental Professional Electives (12 credits)

Course Number Name
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 418 Performing Arts Productions
PFA 421 Dance Composition
PFA 442 Play Production
PFA 445 Performing Arts Teaching Methods

Departmental General Electives (12 credits)

Course Number Name
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 Media and Gender
COM 313 Nonverbal Communication
TVF 221 Art of Film
JSC 224 Social Media
JSC 451 Media Research Methods
JSC 480 Global Media Literacy
JSC 481 Global Change, Cooperation & News

Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) courses

LAC (30 credits): see details

Free electives (7 credits)