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Musical Theatre

Major Requirements

Major: Theatre Arts - Musical Theatre Track

Degree Type: B.F.A.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 155

General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree

  • A list of approved general education courses is available here .
  • General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.

Major Requirements

Students must earn a minimum grade of a ‘C’ in all THEA or MUSC prefix courses.

Professional Major Requirements
ART 111Introduction to Art History (May satisfy general education category A and G)3
MUSC 100Music Appreciation (May satisfy general education category A)3
or MUSC 103 Introduction to Music History
MUSC 130Theory and Analysis I3
MUSC 131Theory and Analysis II3
MUSC 132Ear Training & Sight Singing I1
MUSC 133Ear Training & Sight Singing II1
MUSC 160Piano Class I1
MUSC 167Applied Voice (2 credits in different semesters)2
MUSC 267Applied Voice (2 credits in different semesters)2
MUSC 273Supplementary Applied Study1
MUSC 367Applied Voice (2 credits in different semesters)2
MUSC 467Applied Voice1
THEA 161Acting I *3
THEA 180Dramatic Literature and Style I3
THEA 181Dramatic Literature & Style II3
THEA 228Development of Musical Theatre *3
THEA 261Acting II *3
THEA 263Dance Studio (take one each of Jazz, Ballet, Tap) *6
THEA 266Voice and Movement for the Actor *3
THEA 268Acting the Song I3
THEA 270Stagecraft3
THEA 271Costume Craft3
THEA 275Theatrical Makeup Design3
THEA 280World Theatre (May satisfy a general education category D)3
THEA 362Dance Styles for Theatre *1
THEA 363Dance Studio II (take one each of Jazz, Ballet, Tap) *6
THEA 365Directing I3
THEA 368Business of Acting3
THEA 450Capstone Experience3
THEA 466Advanced Voice for the Actor *3
THEA 467Advanced Movement for the Actor *3
THEA 480History and Literature of Theatre I3
THEA 481History and Literature of the Theatre II3
ENGL 380Shakespeare3
THEA 150Theatre Foundations I1
THEA 250Theatre Foundations II1
THEA 350Theatre Foundations III1
Select one of the following:3
Introduction To Stage Design
Lighting and Sound Design for the Theatre
Costume Design for the Theatre
Theatre Practice - 12 credits from the following:12
Theatre Practicum (Repeatable 1-2 credits)
Stage Management Practicum and Seminar (Repeatable - 2 credits)
Total Credits111

Students must earn a minimum grade of ‘B’ in these music, dance and performance courses.