Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Musical Theatre With Theatre 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 Theatre Emphasis
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
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
Select one of the following3
Intro to Scenic Technology
Intro to Lighting Technology
Intro to Costume Technology
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 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
Theatre Emphasis--Musical Theatre Major
THEA 2337Voice II for the Actor3
THEA 3373Stage Movemnt I for the Actor3
Select one of the following3
Advanced Acting: Class. Thetre
Directing II
Upper level Theatre course
Theatre Electives3
Total Hours138


  • 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
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area II3Component Area VI3
THEA 1115, 1116, 1117, 3115, 3116, or 31271THEA 1115, 1116, 1117, 3115, 3116, or 31271
THEA 1330, 1331, or 13323THEA 23303
THEA 13643THEA 2368 or 33723
THEA 311711THEA 311711
MTVO 120122MTVO 120122
Dance Electives12Dance Electives12
 18 18
Second Year
Component Area III4Component Area III4
THEA 23363THEA 23373
THEA 23673THEA 311711
THEA 311711THEA 43713
MTVO 120122MTVO 120122
MUSI 11151MUSI 11161
MUSI 12262MUSI 12272
Dance Electives12Dance Electives12
 18 18
Third Year
Component Area VI3Component Area VII3
Component Area VII3Component Area VIII3
THEA 311711THEA 311711
THEA 33693THEA 3370 or 4367 (or upper level Theatre course)3
THEA 43663THEA 33733
MTVO 320122MTVO 320122
Dance Electives12Dance Electives12
 17 17
Fourth Year
Component Area IV3Component Area V3
Component Area IX44THEA 311711
THEA 311711THEA 41901
THEA 43313THEA 43323
MTVO 310031MTVO 310031
MTVO 320122MTVO 320122
Dance Electives12Theatre Electives3
 Dance Electives12
 16 16
Total Hours: 138