Program Requirements

If you are pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre, you must meet the requirements below to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of course work.

The musical theatre program is comprehensive, so it does not require the completion of a minor.

Performance reviews

In addition to the curricular requirements for the degree, students must successfully complete two performance reviews prior to graduation. These include a mid-program review after specified upper-level courses have been completed and an exit review given in one of the two semesters of your senior year.

Program requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (86 hours). Note: A grade of "C" or better is required in all Music courses counted toward the major. 
    1. Acting (14 hours): THE 121(3), 221(3), 321(3), 421(3), 451(2)
    2. Applied Voice (11 hours): MUS 298(0), 498(2-4); and from MUS 153(1), 253(1), 353(1), and 453(1)
    3. Stage Voice and Movement (9 hours): THE 122(3), 226(2), 328(3), 424(1)
    4. History/analysis (9 hours): THE 130(3); MUS 343(3), 344(3)
    5. Technology (10 hours): THE 150(2), 151(1), 224(1), and select 6 hours from: THE 250(2) and 251(1); THE 255(2) and 256(1); THE 260(2) and 261(1)
    6. Musicianship (7 hours): MUS 103(3), 104(3), 137(1)
    7. Dance (12 hours): DAN 216(3), 230(3); and select (by placement) 4-5 hours from DAN 130(2), 131(2), 245(3), 323(2); and 1-2 hours from DAN 125(2), 225(2), 325(1)
    8. Musical Theatre Practicum (8 hours) select from: MUS 193(1), 280(2), 380(2), 480(2); THE 495(1)
    9. Electives (6 hours): choose from Theatre, Music, or Dance courses with approval of advisor
    10. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MUS 344(3) and 498(2-4).

  3. GPA Graduation Requirement: A grade of "C" or better is required in all Music courses counted toward the major.
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog