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Musical Theatre (B.F.A.)


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Matthew Edwards, Associate Professor of Music
Ruebush Hall, Room 234, (540) 665-4600, [email protected]

Students completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre will be able to:

  • demonstrate an ability to analyze dramatic literature and its performance/production in cultural and historical contexts;
  • demonstrate competency in various acting styles and periods;
  • perform vocal repertoire from varying styles and genres with appropriate technique;
  • demonstrate technical skills and artistry in a variety of dance styles appropriate to the musical theatre industry; and
  • demonstrate the business knowledge and skills required for the 21st Century musical theatre profession.

Course and Credit Requirements

1st Year – Fall

APVO 103 Applied Voice Credit(s): 3 *

DAPE 120 Foundations of Ballet Technique Credit(s): 3 (Domain 2) or DAPE 220 Dance Technique for Musical Theatre Credit(s): 3

MUEN Ensemble Credit(s): 1 (Domain 2)

TH 101 Acting I Credit(s): 3 * (Domain 1) 

PRF 101 Performance Forum Credit(s): 0.5

ENG 101 Composition Credit(s): 3 (Domain 1)

FYS 101 Going Global First-Year Seminar Credit(s): 3 (Domain 7)

Total: 16.5 credits

 

1st Year – Spring

APVO 103 Applied Voice Credit(s): 3 *

APCP 105 Basic Piano and Keyboard Harmony Skills ICredit(s): 1.5 ^

DAPE 220 Dance Technique for Musical Theatre Credit(s): 3 or DAPE Ballet and Jazz Dance Elective Credit(s): 2

MUEN Ensemble Credit(s): 1 (Domain 2)

TH 102 Acting II Credit(s): 3 * (Domain 1) 

TH 153 Musical Theatre Styles Credit(s): 1

Quantitative Literacy Elective Credit(s): 3 (Domain 3)

Total with Ballet/Jazz Electives: 14.5 credits

Total with DAPE 220: 15.5 credits

 

2nd Year – Fall

APVO 203 Applied Voice Credit(s): 3 *

APCP 106 Basic Piano and Keyboard Harmony Skills IICredit(s): 1.5

or

MUPP 121 Beginning Guitar Class Credit(s): 1

DAPE 135 Tap I Credit(s): 1

or

DAPE 136 Tap II Credit(s): 1

DAPE Jazz Dance Elective Credit(s): 1

MUTC 121 Music Theory for Musical Theatre I Credit(s): 2

MUTC 123 Sightsinging for Musical Theatre I Credit(s): 1

TH 112 Stage Craft Credit(s): 3

TH 141 Theatrical Stage Makeup Credit(s): 1.5

TH 201 Acting III Credit(s): 3 *

PRF 101 Performance Forum Credit(s): 0.5

Total with MUPP 121: 17 credits

Total with APCP 106: 17.5 credits

 

2nd Year – Spring

APVO 203 Applied Voice Credit(s): 3 *

DAPE 136 Tap II Credit(s): 1

or

DAPE 235 Tap III Credit(s): 1

DAPE Ballet or Jazz Dance Elective Credit(s): 1

MUTC 122 Music Theory for Musical Theatre II Credit(s): 2

MUTC 124 Sightsinging for Musical Theatre II Credit(s): 1

TH 111 Stage Lighting Credit(s): 3

or

TH 131 Stage Costuming Credit(s): 3

TH 202 Acting IV Credit(s): 3*

TH 203 Acting Through Song Credit(s): 3*

Total: 17 credits

 

3rd Year – Fall

APVO 303 Applied Voice Credit(s): 3 *

DAPE 333 Musical Theatre Dance Styles I Credit(s): 1

or

DAPE Jazz Dance Elective Credit(s): 1

DAPE Ballet Elective Credit(s): 1

TH 149 Voice and Speech for Musical Theatre Credit(s): 3 

TH 355 American Musical Theatre I Credit(s): 3 (Domain 2)

TH 403 Advanced Acting Through Song I Credit(s): 3*

PRF 101 Performance Forum Credit(s): 0.5

The Nature of Science Elective Credit(s): 3 (Domain 4)

Total: 17.5 credits

 

3rd Year – Spring

APVO 303 Applied Voice Credit(s): 3 *

DAPE 334 Musical Theatre Dance Styles II Credit(s): 1

or

DAPE Jazz Dance Elective Credit(s): 1

DAPE Ballet or Tap Elective Credit(s): 1

TH 208 Script Analysis Credit(s): 3 (Domain 2)

TH 309 Preparation for the Theatre Profession Credit(s): 3

TH 356 American Musical Theatre II Credit(s): 3

TH 399 Theatre Production Credit(s): 1 #

Total: 15 credits

 

4th Year – Fall

APVO 403 Applied Voice Credit(s): 3 *

DAPE 333 Musical Theatre Styles I Credit(s): 1

or

DAPE Ballet and Jazz Dance Elective Credit(s): 2
TH 351 History of Theatre I Credit(s): 3 (Domain 2)

or

TH 352 History of Theatre II Credit(s): 3 (Domain 7)

TH 404 Advanced Acting Through Song II Credit(s): 3*

PRF 101 Performance Forum Credit(s): 0.5

Moral Reasoning Elective Credit(s): 3 (Domain 5)

Total with Ballet/Jazz Electives: 14.5 credits

Total with DAPE 333: 13.5 credits

 

4th Year – Spring

APVO 403 Applied Voice Credit(s): 3 *

DAPE 334 Musical Theatre Styles II

or

DAPE Ballet or Jazz Dance Elective Credit(s): I

TH 300 Acting for the Camera Credit(s): 3 *

TH 399 Theatre Production Credit(s): 1 #

TH 451 Senior Repertoire and Showcase Credit(s): 3 *

The Individual in Society Elective Credit(s): 3 (Domain 6)

Total: 14 credits

 

Degree Total with MUPP 121: 126 credits

Degree Total with APCP 106: 126.5 credits

*Minimum grade of “C” required.

^Piano Proficiency Examination offered.

#Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre curriculum are required to audition for all productions (opera is not mandatory) and must accept the role(s) in which they are cast. A minimum of two successful completions are required.

Dance Requirements

Musical Theatre majors are required to register and participate in a dance technique course (DA or DAPE) every semester of full-time enrollment.

 

 

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