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The LSSU Dance program has provided me with excellent opportunities I could not have received at any other university. My ultimate career goal is to obtain a Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology and find alternative forms of communication with my patients. The dance program has allowed me to choreograph and produce works of art that incorporated sign language as well as work with children of all ages. Because of these opportunities I am well prepared for my future goals and am set apart from other students in a very competitive field.

Kitty Drockton

College of Arts, Letters, Social Sciences & Emergency Services

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty

Ms. Deborah Choszczyk
Assistant Professor
Office: ARTS 113
Phone: (906) 635-2265

Jennifer Hunter
Assistant Professor
Office: ARTS 225
Phone: (906) 635-2735


Department of Fine and Performing Arts

The mission of the Fine and Performing Arts Studies program at Lake Superior State University is to prepare students for both post-baccalaureate careers and professional schools or graduate level study. This is a multidisciplinary program. Through a personalized course of study, the program provides students with a variety of course work and opportunities that require the integration of various mediums in the production and creation of original work. The program seeks to facilitate the students' potential as artists in diverse areas of study, encourage critical reading, and thinking skills through critique and discussion. In addition, it seeks to foster the development of their individual skills and aesthetic natures. Students in the Fine Arts program will be prepared for careers as fine arts professionals in various contexts that are relevant to the individual student and his/her goals.

The program will:

  • Offer courses designed and taught in relationship to current praxis and theory.
  • Provide opportunities for further skill development and maturation.
  • Continue to develop and improve course offerings.
  • Prepare students to think critically and objectively about art and its production.
  • Instill in the students, an understanding of the potential of art to communicate across diverse local, national, and international contexts through a variety of platforms.
  • Improve facilitation of the program between consortium participants.

Goals

  • To help students improve, mature, and discover their artistic talents.
  • Students will develop a portfolio of work appropriate to their selected concentrations within the program.
  • Provide students with the opportunity and guidance to develop an interdisciplinary capstone project resulting in an exhibition, performance, or installation.
  • To understand art as it relates to our daily lives and career development.
  • To be able to articulate how art is important to our daily lives.

Department of Performing Arts Studies

 

Close and Focused

Jenna Perry Sault Ste. Marie, MI

I am from Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Majoring in Psychology, double Minoring in dance and counseling. I have been dancing since the age of two and it has blessed me with so many great opportunities such as dancing at Disney World, Broadway Dance Center, many conventions and competitions throughout various states and country's, as well as working with some of my role models such as tap dancer, Cartier Williams. Dancing at Lake State is definitely a life changer for me, it's the perfect place because everybody is so close and focused and we are all doing what we love! I wouldn't want to spend my college years dancing anywhere else but here.

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