Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Musical Theatre with Dance Emphasis

A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theatre is available with an emphasis in theatre, music, or dance. This is a 138 hour degree.

Entry into the musical theatre program is by audition only, and those auditions are scheduled toward the end of every semester. Contact the Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre for information.

Bachelor of Fine Arts-Major in Musical Theatre with Dance Emphasis
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Musical Theatre Major Core
Theatre Course Requirements
Select two of the following:2
Tech Build Crew
Costume Crew
Management Crew
Advanced Tech Build Crew
Advanced Costume Crew
Advanced Theatre Mgmt. Crew
THEA 1364Beginning Acting3
THEA 2330Stage Make Up3
THEA 2336Voice I for the Actor3
THEA 2367Play Analysis3
Select one of the following3
Intermediate Acting
Improvisational Techniques
THEA 3360History Of The Theatre I3
THEA 3117Musical Theatre Workshop (8 semesters)8
THEA 3369Advanced Acting: Modern Thtre3
THEA 4331Acting For The Camera3
THEA 4332Auditioning For Comm Theatre3
THEA 4366Directing I3
THEA 4371The American Musical Theatre3
THEA 4190Senior Showcase1
Dance Course Requirements
Dance Electives (8 semesters) 16
Music Course Requirements
MTVO 1201Musical Theatre Applied Voice (4 semesters)8
MTVO 3100Platform Performances (2 semesters)2
MTVO 3201Musical Theatre Applied Voice (4 semesters)8
MUSI 1115Keyboard Harmony I1
MUSI 1116Keyboard Harmony II1
MUSI 1226Practical Theory I2
MUSI 1227Practical Theory II2
Dance Emphasis--Musical Theatre Major
Select one of the following:3
Repertory
Stage Movemnt I for the Actor
Acting In Major Roles
DANC 3335Jazz Dance Technique III3
Advanced Dance Electives6
Total Hours138

Note: Sophomore Gate. In conjunction with classes in acting, dance, and voice, musical theatre majors will participate in an assessment interview at the conclusion of the sophomore year (or end of first year for transfer students) with musical theatre faculty to determine the student’s progress and potential for completion of the BFA in Musical Theatre degree. 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area II13Component Area VI3
Dance Electives22Dance Electives22
MTVO 120132MTVO 120132
THEA 1115, 1116, 1117, 3115, 3116, or 31271THEA 1115, 1116, 1117, 3115, 3116, or 31271
THEA 13643THEA 23303
THEA 23673THEA 2368 or 33723
THEA 311721THEA 311721
 18 18
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Dance Electives22Component Area VII3
MTVO 120132Dance Electives22
MUSI 11151MTVO 120132
MUSI 12262MUSI 11161
THEA 23363MUSI 12272
THEA 311721THEA 311721
THEA 33603THEA 43713
 18 18
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3Component Area VIII3
Component Area VII3Component Area VI3
Dance Electives22Dance Electives22
MTVO 320132Dance Advanced Electives 3
THEA 311721DANC 33353
THEA 33693MTVO 320132
THEA 43663THEA 311721
 17 17
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX54Component Area V3
Dance Electives22Dance Electives22
DANC 4330, THEA 3373, or THEA 33953Dance Advanced Electives3
MTVO 310041MTVO 310041
MTVO 320132MTVO 320132
THEA 311721THEA 311721
THEA 43313THEA 41901
 THEA 43323
 16 16
Total Hours: 138

Note: Sophomore Gate. In conjunction with classes in acting, dance, and voice, musical theatre majors will participate in an assessment interview at the conclusion of the sophomore year (or end of first year for transfer students) with musical theatre faculty to determine the student’s progress and potential for completion of the BFA in Musical Theatre degree.