BFA in Theatre: Specialization in Music Theatre

BFA in Theatre: Specialization in Music Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre: Specialization in Music Theatre

You’re the ultimate triple threat: with a degree in acting, singing, and dance, you can be unstoppable in the professional theatre world. Your first two years will be closely linked to the acting major, to build a strong performance core. Then, get ready to break out as an upperclassman: music, musical theatre acting, singing, and dance will be your entire world. This intensive, performance-oriented major includes private voice lessons, voice and movement for the stage, audition training, scene study, and dance that ranges from tap to jazz, modern to ballet.

Remember: you’re required to audition for our four mainstage productions every year, which means your audition process will start during orientation week as a Freshman. Get ready to build up an impressive series of credits, from student films to leading roles, from student run shows to voice work. With hard work and dedication to your craft, you’ll be prepared to rule any stage or screen that dares to get in your way.

The BFA in Theatre (Music Theatre Specialization) requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, and 80 credits in major requirements and 4 credits in unrestricted electives. The program of study is provided as follows.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements: 36 credits

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

  • FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits)
  • SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits)
  • Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits)

Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits)

Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits)

Options for all courses change on a semester basis – check the Registrar for this semester’s core classes and academic catalog.

Major Requirements: 80 credits DANC 1113 Ballet I (2 credits) or

DANC 1115 Tap I (2 credits)

DANC 1213 Ballet II (2 credits) or

DANC 1215 Tap II (2 credits)

DANC 2112 Music Theatre Dance I (2 credits) or

DANC 2113 Ballet III (2 credits) or

DANC 2121 Hip Hop Dance I (2 credits)

DANC 2212 Music Theatre Dance II (2 credits) or

DANC 2213 Ballet IV (2 credits) or

DANC 2221 Hip Hop Dance II (2 credits)

DANC 1117 Modern Dance I (2 credits) or

DANC 2600 Special Topics in Dance (2 credits) or

DANC 3116 Jazz Dance I (2 credits)

DANC 1217 Modern Dance II (2 credits) or

DANC 3216 Jazz Dance II (2 credits) or

DANC 4600 Special Topics in Dance (2 credits)

THEA 1041 Voice I (Fall Semester Freshman) (2 credit)

THEA 1041 Voice I (Spring Semester Freshman) (2 credit)

THEA 1041 Voice I (Fall Semester Sophomore) (2 credit)

THEA 1052 Musicianship (4 credits)

THEA 1130 Acting I (4 credits)

THEA 1230 Acting II (4 credits)

THEA 2067 Rehearsal & Production I: Sophomore (4 credits)

THEA 2068 Rehearsal & Production II: Sophomore (4 credits)

THEA 3041 Voice II (Spring Semester Sophomore) (2 credits)

THEA 3041 Voice II (Fall Semester Junior) (2 credits)

THEA 3041 Voice II (Spring Semester Junior) (2 credits)

THEA 3042 Estill Voice (2 credits)

THEA 3060 Music Theatre Workshop I (2 credits)

THEA 4060 Music Theatre Workshop II (Fall Semester Senior) (4 credits)

THEA 4060 Music Theatre Workshop II (Spring Semester Senior) (4 credits)

THEA 3067 Rehearsal & Production I: Junior (4 credits)

THEA 3068 Rehearsal & Production II: Junior (4 credits)

THEA 3078 Theatre History (4 credits)

THEA 4067 Rehearsal & Production I: Senior (4 credits)

THEA 4068 Rehearsal & Production II: Senior (4 credits)

THEA 4066 Theatre Business and Career Planning (4 credits)
Choose two of the following courses:

Designated Electives: 4 credits

THEA 1021 Stage Management (2 credits)

THEA 1022 Basic Stage Lighting (2 credits)

THEA 1023 Costuming (2 credits)

THEA 1024 Stagecraft I (2 credits)
BFA Theatre Candidates are encouraged to take 18 credits each semester for a total of 144 credits in order to develop skills at a level that will prepare them for competing in the real world of professional acting. The courses below are suggested as optional electives in addition to the major requirements.

Optional Electives: 1?24 credits

Suggested Music Theatre Optional Electives:

DANC 1113 Ballet I (2 credits)

DANC 1115 Tap Me (2 credits)

DANC 1117 Modern Dance I (2 credits)

DANC 1213 Ballet II (2 credits)

DANC 1215 Tap II (2 credits)

DANC 1217 Modern Dance II (2 credits)

DANC 2112 Music Theatre Dance I (2 credits)

DANC 2113 Ballet III (2 credits)

DANC 2121 Hip Hop Dance I (2 credits)

DANC 2212 Music Theatre Dance II (2 credits)

DANC 2213 Ballet IV (2 credits)

DANC 2221 Hip Hop Dance II (2 credits)

DANC 3116 Jazz Dance I (2 credits)

DANC 3216 Jazz Dance II (2 credits)

DANC 3600 Special Topics in Dance (1?4 credits)

DANC 4320 Improvisation (2 credits)

DANC 4420 Dance Composition (2 credits)

DANC 4600 Special Topics in Dance (1?4 credits)

MUSI XXXX Music (1?4 credits)

THEA 2019 Applied Movement I (1?2 credits)

THEA 2030 Contemporary Theatre Canon (2 credits)

THEA 2031 Music Theatre Canon (2 credits)

THEA 2130 Acting III (4 credits)

THEA 2230 Acting IV (4 credits)

THEA 3041 Voice II (1?2 credits)

THEA 3130 Acting V (4 credits)

THEA 3230 Acting Methods (4 credits)

THEA 3600 Special Topics in Theatre (1?4 credits)

THEA 4019 Applied Movement II (1?2 credits)

THEA 4045 Acting VI (4 credits)

THEA 4046 Acting Contemporary Realism (4 credits)

THEA 4048 Music Theatre Audition (4 credits)

THEA 4600 Special Topics in Theatre (1?4 credits)