The theatre and musical theatre curriculum offers a rigorous course of study with options in a wide variety of theatre topics pertinent to careers in these degrees, including performance, design, management, or advanced graduate studies.
Each musical theatre major must audition and be accepted into the program before declaring their major. Auditions for the program will be held once during the fall semester and three times during the spring semester on designated dates.
- Our graduates communicate effectively.
- Our graduates understand the role that theatre plays in society.
- Our graduates will develop their artistic and creative abilities.
- Our graduates will understand the technology used in their field.
- Our graduates will have learned theatre through practical production experience.
Musical Theatre Coursework includes:
- Dance and Stage Movement
- Voice and Diction
- Fundamentals of Music Theory
- Class Voice
- Applied Voice
Major in Performing Arts:
Musical Theatre (BFA)
All theatre and musical theatre majors must earn a B or higher in all major courses.
Each musical theatre major must audition and be accepted into the program before declaring their major. Auditions for the program will be held once during the fall semester and three times during the spring semester on designated dates. The auditions for majoring in musical theatre are as follows:
1. Students must attend one (1) of the designated audition dates.
2. Students must prepare and perform two (2) contrasting musical theatre songs, and one (1) monologue from a published play script.
3. Students must provide one (1) letter of recommendation from either a director, music teacher, or drama teacher from their high school. Please contact the Director of Theatre for more information.
For the first two (2) years, all students are admitted into the program on a probationary period. At the end of the student’s second semester and fourth semester, they will undergo a jury audition and/or interview examination in which the senior faculty will evaluate their status and progress within the program to be permitted to pursue advanced study.
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 29 hours (ENGL 2213 World Literature I or ENGL 2223 World Literature II is required.) Six hours of general education humanities are included in the major.
BFA Core Requirements – 9 hours
THEA 2003 Theatre Appreciation
Select 3 hours from:
ART 2013 Art Appreciation
HUM 2003 Film Appreciation
Select 3 hours from:
MUS 2013 Music Appreciation
MULI 1013 Introduction to Music
Musical Theatre Requirements – 12 hours
THEA 1000 Production Run Crew (2 semesters)
THEA 2613 Stagecraft
THEA 3643 Theatre History I: Origins to 1600
THEA 3653 Theatre History II: 1600 to the Present
THEA 3763 Script Analysis
Musical Theatre – 36 hours
THEA 1013 Acting I
THEA 2023 Acting II
THEA 2103 Acting III
THEA 2203 Acting IV
THEA 3423 Dialects and Accents
THEA 3433 Musical Theatre History
THEA 3513 Musical Theatre Performance I
THEA 3523 Musical Theatre Performance II
THEA 3533 Business of Acting
THEA 3663 Performance in Shakespeare
THEA 4513 Musical Theatre Performance Performance III
THEA 4523 Musical Theatre Performance IV
Dance – 16 hours
THDA 1002 Ballet I
THDA 1102 Ballet II
THDA 2002 Modern Dance I
THDA 2102 Modern Dance II
THDA 3002 Jazz Dance I
THDA 3102 Jazz Dance II
THDA 4002 Repertory Dance I
THDA 4102 Repertory Dance II
Music Theory – 6 hours
MUTH 1113 Theory and Piano Skills for Musical Theatre I
MUTH 1123 heory and Piano Skills for Musical Theatre II
Applied Lessons/Music Ensemble – 10 hours
MAVC 1001-1003 Applied Voice (2 semesters)
MAVC 2001-2003 Applied Voice (2 semesters)
MAVC 3001-3003 Applied Voice (2 semesters)
MAVC 4001-4003 Applied Voice (2 semesters)
MUEN 1141/3141 Heritage Singers (2 semesters)
*Must complete 8 semesters of applied voice