BFA Curriculum in Theatre — Music Theatre
The BFA in Music Theatre is a four-year degree track that offers practical, pre-professional skills in acting, dancing, and singing for the student whose ambition is to be a professional actor and musical theatre artist. In the first two years of the program, students study voice in private sessions, music theory and skills, piano, speech, music theatre acting, ballet, jazz and tap. Both the Performance and Music Theatre degree tracks combine a liberal arts education with applied skills in performance that will serve the undergraduate actor seeking graduate school placement or professional employment
All members of our acting faculty are professional actors with years of experience in the industry as well as terminal degrees in their field.
Theatre majors must earn a grade of C or higher in theatre courses, or they must repeat those courses for credit toward their degrees. Students must formally apply for admission to the BFA in Theatre. Students entering the BFA options in Music Theatre audition in the fall semester prior to their freshman year. Application is through an audition.
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||Core History||3|
|THEA 2120 Acting I||3||Core Math||3|
|THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre for Majors I||3||MUAP 1630 Performance II||1|
|MUAP 1530 Performance I||1||THEA 1110 Introduction to Theatre for Majors II1||3|
|MUSI 2210 Music Fundamentals for Music Theatre||3||THEA 2111 Voice and Movement Fundamentals Lab||1|
|MUSI 2030 Piano Skills for Music Theatre||1||THEA 2110 Voice and Movement Fundamentals||2|
|ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|Core Science I||4||Core Science II||4|
|Core Literature||3||Core Fine Arts (exclude THEA)||3|
|THEA 2310 Theatre Technology I||3||THEA 2570 Dance Lab 2 - Ballet||1|
|MUAP 2530 Performance III||1||THEA 3140 Music Theatre Acting||3|
|THEA 1570 Dance Lab 1 - Ballet||1||THEA 2910 Production Practicum II||1|
|THEA 2610 Costume Construction||3||MUAP 2630 Performance IV||1|
|THEA 1910 Production Practicum I||1||THEA 2700 Text Analysis||3|
|Core Social Science||3||Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence2||3|
|MUAP 3530 Performance V||1||THEA 2670 Dance Lab 2 - Jazz||1|
|THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1||THEA 3160 BFA Performance Studio II||4|
|THEA 3150 BFA Performance Studio I||4||MUAP 3630 Performance VI||1|
|THEA 1670 Dance Lab 1 - Jazz||1||THEA 3730 Music Theatre History||3|
|Electives5||3||THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1|
|THEA 3710 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism II - Body||3|
|Core Social Science||3||Core Humanities (except COMM 1000)3||3|
|THEA 1530 Dance Lab 1 - Tap||1||THEA 4160 BFA Performance Studio IV||4|
|THEA 4980 Senior Capstone Project1, 4||3||THEA 4770 Capstone Senior Dance Lab||1|
|THEA 4150 BFA Performance Studio III||4||Electives5||3|
|THEA ELECTIVE||4||Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence2||3|
|UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
THEA 1110 and THEA 4980 fulfill SLO 7.
Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not chosen as the sequence.
If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.
To enroll in Senior Capstone Project, students must be senior theatre majors planning to graduate before the following fall semester.
Students must meet with their advisers to identify approved theatre, music, and other electives.