Theatre Arts (Musical Theatre) - Bachelor of Arts

The Musical Theatre concentration is designed to provide students with training in musical theatre performance, including singing, dancing and acting.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Science Course (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts3
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
THEA 1221Beginning Acting3
THEA 1222Stage Movement3
THEA 1223The Art of Theatre3
THEA 2310
2310L
Stagecraft
and Stagecraft Laboratory
4
THEA 1310
1310L
Introduction to Costuming
and Costume Craft Lab
4
THEA 1415Running Crew I2
THEA 2993Theatre Workshop I (.5 X 4 semesters) 42
THEA 2421Vocal Production for the Actor3
THEA 2415Running Crew II1
THEA 2340Introduction to Design3
THEA 300Theatre Workshop II (.5 X 4 semesters) 42
THEA 303Theatre History I3
THEA 304Theatre History II3
THEA 317Musical Theatre3
THEA 345Costume Practicum1
THEA 346Scenic Practicum1
THEA 347Lighting Practicum1
THEA 348Running Crew III1
THEA 349Running Crew IV1
THEA 395Directing I3
THEA 417Musical Theatre II3
THEA 439Senior Seminar3
Select one from the following:3
Creative Writing: Playwriting3
Modern European Drama3
Dramatic Character3
American Drama3
Studies in Drama3
Select one from the following:3
Costume Design3
Scene Design3
Sound Design3
Lighting Design3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
DANC 1460Dance for Musical Theater I1
Select 4-6 credits from the following:4-6
Tap Dance II1
Ballet I1
Modern Dance I1
Ballet II2
Modern Dance II2
Ballet Technique III3
Modern Dance III3
Voice or Applied Music-Vocal 46
Applied Music1-2
Major Ensemble1
Opera Workshop1
Opera Workshop1
Concert Choir II1
Jazz Ensembles II1
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 67-12
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with a Concentration in Musical Theatre there is no second language requirement for the degree.

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics and ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 1110G Composition I (C- or better) 4
MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics (C- or better) 1 3
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Science Course 2 3-4
THEA 1221 Beginning Acting (C- or better) 3 3
THEA 1223 The Art of Theatre (C- or better) 3
THEA 2993 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
 Credits16.5-17.5
Spring
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
THEA 2310
2310L
Stagecraft (C- or better in both) 3
or Stage Movement
4
THEA 1415 Running Crew I (C- or better) 2
THEA 2993 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
 Credits16.5
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science  
THEA 1310
1310L
Introduction to Costuming
and Costume Craft Lab (C- or better in both) 3
4
THEA 2993 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
THEA 2415 Running Crew II (C- or better) 1
THEA 2421 Vocal Production for the Actor (C- or better) 3
THEA 2340 Introduction to Design (C- or better) 3
THEA 303 Theatre History I (C- or better) 3
 Credits17.5
Spring
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture  
Introduction to Communication  
Public Speaking  
Introduction to Communications Honors  
Area V: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
THEA 1222
Stage Movement (C- or better) THEA 2310 requires lab
or Stagecraft
3
THEA 2993 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
THEA 317 Musical Theatre (C- or better) 3
THEA 345 Costume Practicum (C- or better) 1
THEA 348 Running Crew III (C- or better) 1
DANC 1460 Dance for Musical Theater I (C- or better) 1
MUSC 1992 Applied Music (C- or better) 4 2
 Credits17.5
Third Year
Fall
General Education Elective Course 2 3-4
THEA 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THEA 346 Scenic Practicum (C- or better) 1
THEA 347 Lighting Practicum (C- or better) 1
THEA 349 Running Crew IV (C- or better) 1
Choose one from the following: 3
Creative Writing: Playwriting  
Modern European Drama (C- or better) 5  
Dramatic Character  
American Drama (C- or better)  
Studies in Drama  
Elective Course 8 2
MUSC 1992 Applied Music (C- or better) 4 2
 Credits13.5-14.5
Spring
Viewing a Wider World Course 6 3
THEA 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THEA 304 Theatre History II (C- or better) 3
THEA 395 Directing I (C- or better) 3
THEA 417 Musical Theatre II (C- or better) 3
DANC Course Elective (C- or better) 7 1-3
MUSC 1992 Applied Music (C- or better) 4 2
 Credits15.5-17.5
Fourth Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World Course 6 3
DANC Course Elective 7 3
THEA 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THEA 439 Senior Seminar (C- or better) 3
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 8 3
 Credits12.5
Spring
THEA 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
Choose one from the following: 3
Costume Design (C- or better)  
Scene Design (C- or better)  
Sound Design (C- or better)  
Lighting Design (C- or better)  
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 8 4
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 8 3
 Credits10.5
 Total Credits120-124