Musical Theatre Major — B.F.A.

The B.F.A. in musical theatre is a double degree with the School of Music. Because of this, the humanities and sciences general education requirements (see “General Education in Humanities and Sciences”) are adjusted for this degree.

In addition to completing the foundation requirements in math and writing required of all H&S students, students in this degree program take 18 credits of focused curricular choice courses, as follows:

  • Six credits of self and society (area 1)
  • Six credits of science, mathematics, and formal reasoning (area 2)
  • Six credits of human expression (area 3)

Six of the credits in any of these areas must also have the global and/or historical perspectives designation (g, h). Students may use courses in the major to satisfy the human expression requirement.

Foundation courses

THEA 10100Stagecraft

2

THEA 10200Technical Theatre Practicum

1

THEA 13000Script Analysis for the Theatre

3

THEA 24100History of Theatre I

3

THEA 24200History of Theatre II

3

Note: Students must take two semesters of THEA 10200 Technical Theatre Practicum for a total of 2 credits.

Select one course (3-6 credits) from the following:
ENGL 31100Dramatic Literature I

3

ENGL 21900Shakespeare

3

THEA 34900Interrelationships: British Drama and Cultural Life – Lecture

6

Total Credit Hours:16-19

Acting, voice, and movement courses

THEA 13300Scene Study I

2

THEA 13400Scene Study II

3

THEA 13500Voice and Movement for the Stage I

2

THEA 13600Voice and Movement for the Stage II

2

THEA 23300Scene Study III

3

THEA 23400Scene Study IV

3

THEA 23500Voice and Speech for the Stage I

1.5

THEA 23600Voice and Speech for the Stage II

1.5

THEA 23700Movement for the Stage I

1.5

THEA 23800Movement for the Stage II

1.5

THEA 33300Fundamentals of Musical Theatre Song Performance

2

THEA 33100Styles of Acting: The Greeks and Shakespeare

3

THEA 33200Styles of Acting: Farce and High Comedy

3

THEA 43300Musical Theatre Workshop: Repertoire and Style

2

Select one course (2-3 credits) from the following:
THEA 43400Musical Theatre Workshop: Audition and Advanced

2

MUMC 44700Opera Workshop

2

THEA 43100Acting for the Camera

3

THEA 43200Daytime TV Drama

3

THEA 43000Audition Techniques

2

THEA 33500Advanced Voice and Speech for the Stage

3

THEA 33600Dialects for the Stage

3

Total Credit Hours:33-34

Dance courses

DNCE 11100Ballet I

1

DNCE 11200Ballet II

1

DNCE 12100Modern Dance I

1

DNCE 12200Modern Dance II

1

DNCE 13100Jazz Dance I

1

DNCE 13200Jazz Dance II

1

DNCE 14100Tap Dance I

1

DNCE 14200Tap Dance II

1

DNCE 36100Dance for the Musical Stage I

2

DNCE 36200Dance for the Musical Stage II

2

Select two courses of DNCE at level-2 or higher:
DNCE 21100Ballet III

2

DNCE 31100Ballet IV

2

DNCE 22100Modern Dance III

2

DNCE 32100Modern Dance IV

2

DNCE 23100Jazz Dance III

2

DNCE 33100Jazz Dance IV

2

DNCE 24100Tap Dance III

2

DNCE 34100Tap Dance IV

2

Total Credit Hours:16

Music courses

MUNM 10400Basic Materials of Music

2

MUTH 12100Introduction to Musical Styles

2

MUNM 17100Keyboard Musicianship I for Musical Theater Majors

1

MUNM 17200Keyboard Musicianship II for Musical Theater Majors

1

MUNM 22100Musicianship for the Theater I

3

MUNM 22200Musicianship for the Theater II

3

MUNM 35100American Musical Theater: History and Analysis

3

PFMJ 19900Performance Repertoire and Pedagogy

0.5

PFMJ 10100Voice I - Music Major

1 to 4

PFMJ 20100Voice II - Music Majors

1 to 4

PFMJ 30100Voice III - Music Majors

1 to 4

PFMJ 40100Voice IV - Music Majors

1 to 4

Total Credit Hours:34
Note: Students must take 3 credits of PFMJ 10100 and 4 credits each of PFMJ 20100, PFMJ 30100, and PFMJ 40100, for a total of 15 credits of voice study. 

Summary

Total, foundation courses

16-19

Total, acting, voice, and movement courses

33-34

Total, dance courses

16

Total, music courses

34

Total, courses required for the major

99-103

Total, electives required to complete the degree

17-21

Total, B.F.A. musical theatre

120

 

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