Music Theatre : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BFA

Advisement

First-semester students are required to meet with the department academic advisor.

Acceptance Information

Acceptance into the BFA program requires an audition and acceptance into the university.

Music Theatre - B.F.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Audition and acceptance into the university.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in required music theatre courses.
Minimum grade of C+ in all required courses.

Prerequisite Courses

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre
TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre
TH 135 or TH 136 Practicum
TH 109 Basic Acting 2
THD 263 Jazz Dance 1
THD 210 Tap Dance 1
THD 213 Ballet 1
MTR 220 Musical Theatre Dance I
MTR 460 Applied Voice for Music Theatre
MUS 105 Elementary Harmony and Counterpoint I*

Required Courses

MTR 210 Music Theatre Repertory
MTR 302 Musical Theatre History
MTR 305 Musical Theatre Workshop
MTR 320 Music Theatre Dance II
MTR 401 Musical Theatre Dance III
MTR 410 Music Theatre Repertory II
MTR 420 Musical Theatre Scene Study
MUS 106 Elementary Harmony and Counterpoint II
TH 208 Method Acting 1
TH 209 Method Acting 2
TH 227 Voice Training 1
TH 235 or TH 236 Production Practicum, or TH 335 or TH 336 Production Practicum (3 credit hours total)
TH 302 Theatre History and Literature 2
TH 308 Poetic Text
TH 309 Mime/Movement for Actors
THD 381 Social Dance Forms 1
One level 2 course in Ballet, Jazz, or Tap
Four performance requirements:
Two semesters of MTR 405 GEMMS Musical Theatre Company and two others from the following: MTR 405 GEMMS, TH 341-TH 344 Theatre Studio, THD 337/THD 338 Dance Studio-Zodiaque, THD 340 Dance Studio, MUS 151 University Choir, MUS 321 University Chorus, MUS 350 Opera Workshop

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major...92

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Placement in dance, music theatre, and performance courses is based upon auditions. Performance is an option each semester.

FIRST YEAR
Fall MTR 460, TH 101; THD 263; THD 213, TH 106, TH 135
Spring MTR 460, TH 109; THD 264**; THD 214**, TH 236 or TH 336

SECOND YEAR
Fall MTR 210, MTR 405, MTR 460, MTR 220, TH 208, TH 227, TH 236 or TH 336
MUS 105,
Spring MTR 320, MTR 405, MTR 460, TH 209, TH 302, MUS 106, TH 236 or TH 336

THIRD YEAR
Fall MTR 302, MTR 460, TH 302, TH 308, THD 210, TH 236 or TH 336, performance*
Spring MTR 302, MTR 305, MTR 401, MTR 460, TH 309, THD 211, THD 381, performance*

FOURTH YEAR
Fall MTR 410, MTR 460, electives, performance*
Spring MTR 420, MTR 460, electives, performance*

*May choose from: TH 341-TH 344 Theatre Studio, THD 337/THD 338 Dance Studio Zodiaque, THD 340 Dance Studio, MTR 405 GEMMS Musical Theatre, MUS 151 University Choir, MUS 321 University Chorus, MUS 350 Opera Workshop.

Electives and Course Groupings

Elective courses
THD 264 Jazz Dance 2
THD 211 Tap Dance 2
THD 214 Ballet 2
THD 264 Jazz Dance 2
THD 341 Ballet 3
THD 371 Jazz 3

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:50 EST