Musical Theatre Major — B.F.A.

The B.F.A. in musical theatre is a double degree with the School of Music.

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, and PFMJ 19900 for eight semesters, for a total of 4 credits. 

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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