Music and theatre are powerful vehicles for self-expression as well as social change. Performing arts move people—to laugh, to cry, to feel surprise, horror, joy, and sadness. And to think about the world in new ways. Not everyone is made for the stage, but for those who find their place there, it can be hard to stay away. Develop your craft or even study the business side of entertainment in our programs, and turn your love of the stage into a rewarding career.
In addition to coursework in music and theatre, you’ll have countless opportunities to perform on campus, and to attend performances both on campus and in Durango. FLC’s Community Concert Hall serves as a regional hotspot for performances, and the Performing Arts department produces theatrical productions every semester.
Develop your skill as a musician, and graduate ready for a career in music. You'll study with our faculty, learn from visiting musicians, and develop your theoretical, historical, and analytical foundation. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to perform--for juried panels and in a variety of bands, choirs, and ensembles.
As a Music Business major, you'll learn the details of how music is published, licensed, legally protected, and consumed by audiences. This major combines a strong foundation in music, including theory and piano proficiency, with core business courses such as management, business venture, and marketing.
Get the education you need for teacher licensure while you learn to teach others in the power of musical expression. You’ll develop your own musical talent as well as learning the best practices to teach music.
Develop your skill as a musician as you study with faculty and learn from visiting musicians in our Artist-in-Residence program. You'll develop your theoretical, historical, and analytical foundation. Choose this major instead of the Music major if you wish to devote your electives to further study as a performer.
Musical Theatre is an art form that calls for the training of "The Triple Threat" - the performer with ability as an actor, singer, and dancer. Musical Theatre majors will receive private voice lessons each semester, progressive dance classes, and specialized musical theatre techniques.
Theatre courses incorporate visual art, literature, dance, sewing, technology, engineering, math, history, woodworking, and the sciences. You'll build a foundation in theory and theatre history, as well as production and set design.
Combine your love of the stage with your passion for teaching and your dreams for future generations. As a Theatre K-12 Education major, you'll learn the history, theory, and techniques of theatre, and you'll graduate ready for teacher certification in public K-12 school systems.
Maybe creating a brighter world is close, but not quite right for you. Check out these other directions you can go.
Change through narrative
Work toward equality
Learn to educate
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