BFA Four-Year Degree Plan: Musical Theatre

The musical theatre program at Missouri State can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may very slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English. This sample schedule serves as a guide and should not replace regular meetings with your advisor.

All music and theatre courses should be taken in the sequence suggested. Students may wish to rearrange the general education classes but are cautioned to check for prerequisites that can affect graduation planning.

A projected course offering list is provided in the course rotation.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 153 Voice 1-4
THE 121 Acting Studio I 3
THE 122 The Tools of the Actor 3
DAN 130 Dance Fundamentals: Ballet 2
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MUS 100 Music Fundamentals 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 153 Voice 1-4
THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
THE 150 Introduction to Theatre Technology 2
THE 151 Introduction to Theatre Technology Lab 1
THE 221 Acting Studio II 3
THE 226 Intermediate Voice and Movement 2
DAN 131 Dance Fundamentals: Contemporary Dance 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Total hours17

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 253 Voice 1-4
MUS 103 Theory and Musicianship I 3
MUS 137 Piano Class I 1
MUS 280 Musical Theatre Workshop 2
THE 321 Acting Studio III 3
DAN 146 Beginning Jazz Dance 2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours18

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 253 Voice 1-4
MUS 298 Upper Division Applied Status 0
MUS 104 Theory and Musicianship II 3
THE 224 Stage Makeup I 1
THE 421 Acting Studio IV 3
DAN 125 Dance Fundamentals: Tap Dance 2
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 353 Voice 1-4
MUS 343 Musical Theatre History I 3
THE 451 Auditions 2
DAN 245 Elementary Jazz Dance 3
Writing II 3
Humanities - General Education 3
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (with lab) - General Education 4
Total hours19

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 353 Voice 1-4
MUS 344 Musical Theatre History II 3
MUS 380 Musical Theatre Workshop 2
THE 328 Combat and Violence for Stage and Screen 3
DAN 323 Musical Theatre Dance Styles 2
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3-4
Total hours15-16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 453 Voice 1-4
MUS 480 Musical Theatre Workshop 2
THE 255 Lighting Design I 2
THE 256 Lighting Lab 1
DAN 245 Elementary Jazz Dance 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 498 Senior Recital 2-4
MUS 480 Musical Theatre Workshop 2
THE 250 Stagecraft and Construction I 2
THE 251 Stagecraft and Construction Lab 1
THE 424 Dialects 1
The Arts - General Education 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 0
Total hours13
Degree plan last reviewed 07-02-2018.