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Dance, Theatre, & Film majors


Strat COMM



Showcasing your Creative Side

Dance Majors
will complete DANC 489, Principles of Teaching Dance

for their Senior Experience requirement

Course Description: This course covers basic methods

of movement education as applied to the teaching of ballet, modern dance, jazz,

and movement for children.

An understanding of anatomical structure and mechanics is utilized in the analysis of student performance in dance class. Specific objectives for dance exercises are explored.

Practical experiences in the planning, organization and structure of technique classes of various styles are designed

to prepare students as dance educators.


Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

Please reach out to Prof. Megan Thompson with questions on your Dance Major Senior Experience. 


Theatre Majors 

will complete THEA 442, Principles of Directing 

for their Senior Experience requirement.

Course Description: An examination and practical application of principles of stage direction as influenced

by play script, acting talent,

set and lighting design, and the technical facilities of production organizations.


Prerequisites: THEA 152R and THEA 230, and THEA 244 or permission of the instructor.

Please reach out to Prof. Jim Lyden with questions on your Theatre Major Senior Experience. 


COMM Film Majors may  choose from the following courses to fulfill their Senior Experience requirement:

COMM 439 WHRO Production 

COMM 482 Screenwriting II

COMM 483 Advanced Video Project 

COMM 486 Advanced Filmmaking 

COMM 493 Feature Film Production

Please reach out to Prof. Carolina Conte with questions on your Film Major Senior Experience. 

Sample projects

Taylor Tousignant

Macbeth & Time's Up

Performance & Production



Jahlil Harris

The Black Picasso

An Old Dominion University award winning short documentary about Derek Savannah, a muralist from Richmond, VA

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