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BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: Dean College

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Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the country. This free service makes it easier for prospective students by showcasing programs searchable by schools, location, degrees and concentrations.

With the new school year in full gear, BWW has updated the fully-interactive Student Show Calendar with 2011-2012 student productions. We have also made it easy for schools to upload photos, videos, cast lists, articles and other media content for each of their shows. In addition, BWW will be combing through all content regularly and will launch weekly feature stories highlighting productions locally and nationally that have provided us with this extra content. 

Today, we visit the campus of Dean College located in Franklin, Massachusetts, where the School of the Arts has earned this week's School in the Spotlight! The School of the Arts offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theater Arts and in Entertainment Management. The BA in Theater is an intensive program immersing students in acting, directing, script writing, theatre management, technical production and teaching. For students wishing to embark on the administrative side of the arts, they may choose to pursue the BA in Entertainment Management, a comprehensive program which focuses on arts advocacy, negotiation, communication and planning.

Also offered at Dean College are Associate Degrees in Theatre Arts, Communication Arts and Musical Theatre. Each program is designed to expose students to a blend of academic and practical knowledge inside and outside of the classroom. Students enrolled in the Theater and Musical Arts programs can take advantage of the many performance opportunities available with up to four mainstage productions being held throughouth the academic year. 

With a fall semester that included productions of 'Chicago' and 'The Three Musketeers', Dean College is now gearing up for its upcoming shows. Up next is Tom Griffin's play 'The Boys Next Door' running from February 28 to March 4, and 'Hairspray' starring Lindsay Cagney as Tracy Turnblad, Jacob J. Zentis as Link, and Daniel H. Guay as Edna Turnblad. The show will run from March 17 to April 1. To purchase tickets, click here.

For more information on The School of Arts, click here

Dean College also offers Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance. For more information on the offerings at the School of Dance, click here.

Congratulations to everyone at Dean College for earning this week's spotlight! 

Questions/concerns/suggestions related to BWW's student center can be addressed to studentcenter@broadwayworld.com.

Photo courtesy of Dean College. 

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