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2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog

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Music Theatre  

Theatre & Music Theatre Department


  • Students wishing to major in theatre or music theatre must audition and interview with a faculty committee.
  • All theatre and music theatre students are considered “candidates” for their designated degree program through the first four semesters. The process for determining each student’s degree track includes a meeting with faculty at the end of the first year of study to make a preliminary assessment about student progress toward the desired degree program and area of emphasis. In the spring semester of the sophomore year, students meet with the faculty to formally audition or interview for entry into the upper division of their desired degree program. Transfer students also audition or interview for entry into their desired program on a timeline determined by the faculty based on individual experience and background.
  • All students taking MUTH 171/371, private voice lessons are required to perform juries at the end of every semester and attend voice studio class when offered.
  • There will be a qualifying audition for those students who wish to test out of DANC 110 and/or other lower division dance courses. Students who test out of DANC 110 and/or other lower division dance courses must still complete six credits of dance courses.
  • Students in all degree programs are considered part of the department’s theatre “company.” All majors are required to be actively involved in each production through design, performance, and technical support in one of the shops or in service as a member of a production crew.  Through practical experiences in all aspects of theatre, students enhance their knowledge and gain a respect and appreciation for theatre as a collaborative art form.  

Music Theatre Major (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Major requirements (80 credits) – MUSC 105, 151, 152, MUTH 300, 326, 339, 490, THTR 107, 121, 147, 155, 160 or 175 or 260, 180, 207, 221 or 227, 407, six credits from DANC 110, 214, 220, 230, 250, 270, 314, 330, 350, 370, 414, 430, MUSC 284, four credits of MUTH 170, eight credits of MUTH 171, four credits of MUTH 370, eight credits of MUTH 371, six credits from THTR 119, 319
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.
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