Theatre B.F.A. - Musical Theatre Performance

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre; Musical Theatre Concentration

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 87-90

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2021-22

Note: Students who intend to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre will normally enter the University as Bachelor of Arts students in Theatre. Students who intend to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with a concentration in Musical Theatre Performance will enter the University as probationary Bachelor of Fine Arts students; their status will be reevaluated at the mid-program audition at the end of their third semester.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Core

11

Upper-Division Core

6

Musical Theatre Performance Concentration:

Theatre Courses

21

Music Courses

13

Music Applied Study

16

Dance Courses

18-21

Capstone Experience

1

Total Hours

86-89


Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 15 total credits required.

Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

THTR 103

Introduction to House Management

1

THTR 106

Theatre Production I: Run Crew

1

THTR 202

Stagecraft I

3

THTR 220

Acting I

3

THTR 235L

Dramatic Literature

3

Total Hours

11

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Shop Experience I

Note: Students may select one of the following shop sections:

  • Scene Shop

  • Costume Shop

  • Light Shop

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 107A

Theatre Production I: Construction Crew

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

First-Year Seminar

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

1

COLS 194

Freshman Seminar I

DANC 194

Seminar/Workshop

THTR 194

Seminar/ Workshop

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Theatre History

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 330H

Theatre History I

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced Writing

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

MUSI 416

Topics in Music History

MUSI 417

Cultural Studies in Music

THTR 331

Theatre History II

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Musical Theatre Performance Concentration

Notes:

  • Students who intend to pursue the Musical Theatre Performance concentration will normally enter the University as probationary Bachelor of Fine Arts students in Theatre with a concentration in Musical Theatre Performance. They should declare intent to pursue the BFA degree no later than the beginning of the second year of the four-year program. Final admission is granted by audition in the second year at the end of the third semester.

  • In order to maintain healthy practice, students must take at least one singing and dance technique course each semester in the program. Introductory courses will include an initial skill assessment to determine the appropriate placement level.

Rule: Complete the following subcategories.

Theatre Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

THTR 210

Voice & Speech I

3

THTR 221

Acting II

3

THTR 249

Stage Makeup I

1

THTR 320

Acting III

3

THTR 321

Advanced Acting: Practitioners

3

THTR 322

Musical Theatre Audition Techniques

2

THTR 395

Practicum

3

THTR 410

Advanced Acting: Musical Theatre

2

THTR 484

Adv Acting: Professional Skills

1

Total Hours

21

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Music Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 105

Music Theory I

2

MUSI 106

Music Theory II

2

MUSI 112A

Choir

2

MUSI 135A

Keyboard Skills I

1

MUSI 136A

Keyboard Skills II

1

MUSI 140

Aural Perception I

2

MUSI 141

Aural Perception II

2

MUSI 362

Chamber Ensembles III: UM

1

Total Hours

13

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Music Applied Study

Note: Students must take two credits of Applied Study each semester.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 195

Applied Study I

4

MUSI 295

Applied Study II

4

MUSI 395

Applied Study III

4

MUSI 495

Applied Study IV

4

Total Hours

16

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Dance Courses

Dance Composition

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

DANC 220

Creative Practice I

2

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern Experience

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

2-3

DANC 100A

Introduction to Modern Dance

DANC 200A

Contemporary Modern II

DANC 300

Contemporary Modern III

DANC 400

Contemporary Modern IV

DANC 404

Advanced Contemporary Modern

Total Hours

2-3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ballet Experience

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

2-3

DANC 110A

Introduction to Ballet

DANC 210A

Ballet II

DANC 310

Ballet III

DANC 410

Ballet IV

Total Hours

2-3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Jazz Experience

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

2-3

DANC 115A

Introduction to Jazz Dance

DANC 215A

Jazz Dance II

DANC 315

Jazz III

Total Hours

2-3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Technique Experiences

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

DANC 108A

Dance Forms (Tap)

1

DANC 217

Musical Theatre Styles

2

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Dance Electives

Note: Course should be selected based on primary and secondary areas of interest in consultation with an advisor.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 4 elective DANC credits in consultation with an advisor.

4

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Capstone Experience

Note: This course must be taken during student's final semester.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 499

Senior Project

1

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-