May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Musical Theatre Major, B.F.A.


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Requirements


The B.F.A. in Musical Theatre provides pre-professional training in voice, acting, dance, and music theory as a foundation to a career in musical theatre. The program also offers opportunities for advanced study in each area. Students majoring in Musical Theatre are required to take the following:

  • Theatre, Music, and Dance courses - 70 credits
  • Electives - 18 credits
  • General Education courses - 37 credits
  • Total required for graduation - 125 credits

 

MUSICAL THEATRE REQUIRED COURSES (70)

THE 100 APPROACH TO THEATRE (3)

THE 121 STAGECRAFT I (3)

THE 131 ACTING I (3)

THE 132 VOICE & DICTION I (3)

THE 190 THEATRE LAB (eight semesters at .5 cr. each)

THE 191 PRACTICUM (eight semesters at .5 cr. each)

THE 211 THEATRE HISTORY (3)

THE 214 SCRIPT ANALYSIS (3)

THE 216 DESIGN FOR THE THEATRE (3)

THE 232 ACTING II (3)

THE 234 DIRECTING I (3)

THE 206 MUSICAL THEATRE SEMINAR I (3)

THE 306 MUSICAL THEATRE SEMINAR II (3)

THE 331 ACTING III (3)

THE 394 THE BUSINESS OF THEATRE/AUDITIONS (3)

THE 493 SENIOR CAPSTONE (2)

MUS 100-400 VOICE (eight semesters at .5 cr. each)

MUS 102 MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (3)

MUS 103 MUSIC THEORY I (3)

MUS 119-419 STUDIO CLASS (0)

MUS 125 CHORUS (two semesters at 1 cr. each)   

DAN 230 JAZZ DANCE I (3)

DAN 250 CLASSICAL BALLET I (3)

DAN 262 BROADWAY STYLES (3)

 

Note: The theatre faculty conducts a review of each BFA candidate’s progress at

the end of their fourth semester, during their sophomore year, to appraise

commitment, abilities, growth and academic progress. Students proving poor

achievement in any of these areas may be required to transfer to the BA Theatre

Arts degree program. Additionally, BFA theatre students must maintain a 2.5 grade

average in their major to continue in BFA degree path.

 

All Musical Theatre BFA students are required to audition for all mainstage productions, and accept the roles they are assigned. Mainstage productions are co-curricular, and participants are assigned a grade for credit through the Theatre Practicum course.

Recommended Course Sequence


Total Credits: 18.5


Total Credits: 17.5


Third Semester


Total Credits: 13.5


Total Credits: 16.5


Total Credits: 13.5


Total Credits: 13.5


Seventh Semester


Total Credits: 15.5


Eighth Semester


Total Credits: 16.5


Total Credits: 125


MUSICAL THEATRE REQUIRED COURSES (70)

THE 100 APPROACH TO THEATRE (3)

THE 121 STAGECRAFT I (3)

THE 131 ACTING I (3)

THE 132 VOICE & DICTION I (3)

THE 190 THEATRE LAB (eight semesters at .5 cr. each)

THE 191 PRACTICUM (eight semesters at .5 cr. each)

THE 211 THEATRE HISTORY (3)

THE 214 SCRIPT ANALYSIS (3)

THE 216 DESIGN FOR THE THEATRE (3)

THE 232 ACTING II (3)

THE 234 DIRECTING I (3)

THE 206 MUSICAL THEATRE SEMINAR I (3)

THE 306 MUSICAL THEATRE SEMINAR II (3)

THE 331 ACTING III (3)

THE 394 THE BUSINESS OF THEATRE/AUDITIONS (3)

THE 493 SENIOR CAPSTONE (2)

MUS 100-400 VOICE (eight semesters at .5 cr. each)

MUS 102 MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (3)

MUS 103 MUSIC THEORY I (3)

MUS 119-419 STUDIO CLASS (0)

MUS 125 CHORUS (two semesters at 1 cr. each)   

DAN 230 JAZZ DANCE I (3)

DAN 250 CLASSICAL BALLET I (3)

DAN 262 BROADWAY STYLES (3)

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