Performing Arts Minor (COF Only)

The minor in performing arts is offered through the Colleges of the Fenway, and allows students to explore the performing arts in both academic and performance settings.

To earn the minor, students must complete the following:

Five courses, including:

  • Introduction to Performing Arts, offered at Emmanuel College in the spring semester.
  • One course each in music, dance, and theater, for three total courses. The Colleges of the Fenway provides a list of appropriate courses on their website ( prior to each semester.
  • One upper-level elective course, with appropriate courses also provided via the COF website.
  • Three semesters of participation in an approved performing arts ensemble. The ensembles include but are not limited to: COF Orchestra, COF Chorus, COF Dance Project, COF Theater Project, COF Jazz Band, Emmanuel College Theater Productions, Emmanuel College Perf. Tech. for the Singing Actor, and the Simmons Concert Choir. 

More information on the Colleges of the Fenway and the performing arts can be found at