B.F.A. Degree in Musical Theatre {19-20}

B.F.A. Degree in Musical Theatre

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre is a course of intense study in performance coupled with extensive practical experience. It is intended for students who plan to pursue a career in performance.
To receive the B.F.A. Degree in Musical Theatre, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Admission Requirements

Admittance to this program is through audition only. Auditions are open to incoming and current students.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to create characters convincingly and project one’s self believably in word and action into imaginary circumstances of the musical.
  • Demonstrate analytical and performance skills required in musicals and plays from various genres and style periods.
  • Demonstrate advanced technical proficiency in voice and speech.
  • Demonstrate the acquisition of advanced technical proficiency in movement.
  • Comprehend of the basic business procedures of the actor’s profession, including auditions, resumes and professional representation.
  • Demonstrate advanced technical proficiency in singing, including vocal range, pitch, breath support and vocal styles.
  • Demonstrate advanced technical proficiency in musicality, including skill in the understanding of written rhythm, written music and musical forms.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 32 credits )

8 credits of Theatre Activity (THTR X02 and) must be taken.
THTR 102 Theatre Activity: Technical (at least 2 credits)
THTR 202/THTR 302/THTR 402 Advanced Theatre Activity (at least 4 credits)

THTR 140 Dance for the Stage I (2)
THTR 196 First Year Seminar (1)
THTR 221 Introduction to Dramatic and Theatrical Analysis (3)
THTR 230 Acting I: Principles (3)
THTR 232 Principles of Make-Up for Stage and Film (2)
THTR 234 Theatrical Design Principles (3)
THTR 235 Directing I: Principles (3)
THTR 255 Stagecraft (3)
THTR 322 Survey of Western Theatre History and Drama (3)
THTR 492 Professional Seminar (1) *must earn C or higher grade

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
THTR 322 Survey of Western Theatre History and Drama

Program Requirements

Theatre (28 credits)

THTR 430 Acting Styles - Musical Theatre Acting I (3)
THTR 430 Acting Styles - Musical Theatre Acting II (3)      
THTR 240 Dance for Stage II (2)
THTR 142 Tap I (2)            
THTR 342 Tap II (2)
THTR 141 Ballet I (2)
THTR 341 Ballet II (2)
THTR 333 Movement for the Actor (3)
THTR 334 Voice for the Actor (3)
THTR 440 Dance Production (1) repeated 3 times
MUS 324/THTR 324 Musical Theatre History (3)

Music (20 credits)

MUS 150C Class Piano III (1)
MUS 107A Music Theory I (3)
MUS 107B Aural Skills I (1)
MUS 108A Music Theory II (3)
MUS 108B Aural Skills II (1)
MUS X54 Voice Lessons (6) repeated for a total of 6 credits.  A minimum of 2-credits at the upper level    
MUS 328 Choir Ensemble, Musical Theatre Ensemble or Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop (1)  A Minimum of 5 credits.  At least 1 credit must be choir.