Music Theatre Performance Option

120 credits

The Music Theatre Performance Option provides a program of study that prepares students for a career in this area or for further study at the graduate level. The development of the student music theatre performer within the context of the greater liberal arts framework is emphasized. Students wishing to declare this Option may only do so after successfully auditioning. Specific policies concerning Performance Study examinations (called “Jury Exams”) and Recital Attendance are fully explained in the Music Student Handbook.

Degree Requirements


Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
TH 1600 Introduction to Theatre 3
TH 1650 Practicum in Production (two enrollments) 2
TH 2100 Technology for Theatre Professionals (TECO) 3
TH 2230 American Musical Theatre (DICO) (WRCO) 3
TH 2260 Voice and Diction I 3
TH 2500 Stagecraft Fundamentals (QRCO) 3
TH 2540 Introduction to Theatre Design 3
TH 2600 Fundamentals of Costume Construction 3
TH 2820 Acting I (WECO) 3
TH 3160 Stage Movement 2
TH 3170 Musical Theatre Singing Techniques 2
TH 3210 Script Analysis 3
TH 3900 Acting II 3
TH 4610 Directing for the Stage (INCO) 3
Theater History Elective - complete one of the following: 3
TH 4510 Theatre History I
TH 4520 Theatre History II
MU 1150 Piano Class I 1
MU 1160 Piano Class II 1
MU 1210 Musicianship I 4
MU 1420 Vocal Performance Lab I 0
MU 1510 Voice Performance Studies (two enrollments) 2
MU 2370 The Music Theatre Company (two enrollments) 2
MU 2510 Voice Performance Studies (two enrollments) 2
MU 3420 Vocal Performance Lab II (three enrollments) 0
MU 3510 Voice Performance Studies (two enrollments) 2
MU 4510 Voice Performance Studies (two enrollments) 2
Choral Experiences - two enrollments in any combination: 2
MU 2380 Chamber Singers
MU 2440 University Chorale
Dance Electives - complete six credits from the following: 6
DN 1230 Ballet I
DN 1260 Modern Dance I
DN 1280 Jazz Dance I
DN 1740 Tap I
DN 2260 Modern Dance II
DN 2520 Tap II
DN 2670 Jazz Dance II
DN 2710 Ballet II
DN 3200 Dance Styles for Musical Theatre
DN 3260 Topics in Dance
DN 3270 Advanced Modern Dance
DN 3360 Advanced Ballet
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
Foreign Language (GACO) 8
Electives 19-17

The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-8 credits: one year of one language (6-8 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.

One two-credit semester of Voice Performance Studies may not substitute for two semesters of one-credit Voice Performance Studies. MU 1160 requires a minimum grade of C in MU 1150.

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.