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Program Updates

Many thanks to faculty and staff who have worked diligently to build and create new curricula for our students. Whether the many minor curricular offerings we have added in the last several years, or the new degree programs we have added, each program provides new opportunities for faculty and students to enhance the profile of the CCA and increase the learning options and career potential of each individual involved. Providing new sources of knowledge to our students and to our communities enhances our influence in the region. This is an integral part of our mission.

This page will provide ongoing news about recently developed programs and progress reports on those which are being developed. For clarification on any program at any time, please direct your questions to Associate Dean Winsor.


The School of Theatre and Dance has approximately 35 dance majors enrolled as of Fall 2015. The program began in Spring 2013 and graduated its first two students in the Spring 2015 commencement.


The School of Theatre and Dance auditioned its first cohort of students for Fall 2015. Presently there are 5 transfer majors in the program. The program anticipates 17 majors for the 2015/16 academic year. The program awarded its first scholarship from the Bean Scholarship for Musical Theatre endowment.


There were over 5000 students who took the Massive Open Online Course offered Fall 2014. The first cohort of MA students will begin Fall 2015. There are currently over 30 minors in the program. A graduate certificate was approved in March 2015. Additionally, Stewart Hall is recommending creation and implementation of an undergraduate major.


The Spring 2015 course, Introduction to Music Therapy enrolled 12 students. Dr. Dena Register was hired to serve as director of the program. Program approval is expected by December 2015. There are currently more than a dozen students planning to enroll in the program when approved. The program has already received its first endowed scholarship, which can be awarded for Fall 2015.


This certificate program was designed by Tere Giobbia and was approved by the Graduate Council in March 2015. This program is a hybrid program designed for art educators. There are currently 7 students enrolled in the summer course who comprise the first cohort.


The Graduate Council approved the program in March 2015 and it begins in the Fall of 2015. Steven Neuenschwander created and oversees the program.

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