Theatre majors may use their elective credits to focus on areas of interest. Majors with a particular interest in musical theatre may declare the Musical Theatre Concentration within the theatre major aims to develop the students’ talent and ability with the goal of helping the students discover their own unique abilities in musical theatre. A successful professional in musical theatre must possess strong technical skills in acting, voice, music and dance with the ability to integrate these skills with ease, expressiveness, and versatility. As such the concentration requires coursework in music, acting and dance combined with many performance opportunities. In order to concentrate in musical theatre, students must elect either a music or theatre major. This assures that they will have a deep grounding in at least one of the two foundational areas of musical theatre.
Theatre (20 Credits)
- TDF 108 Script analysis 3 credits
- TDF 109 Intro to Acting 3 credits
- TDF 202 History of Theatre 3 credits
- TDF 205 Theatrical Production 3 credits
- TDF 252 Crew Experience 2 credits
- TDF 301 Western Drama in Performance 3 credits
- TDF 492 Senior Capstone Project 3 credits
*Four Crew experiences required at .5 credit each.
Electives (3 credits)
Theatre Majors in the Musical Theatre Track must also take one (1) upper-level elective selected from among: ENG 311, 312, 313, 357, 372, or TDF 480.
Musical Theatre Track (19 credits)
- MSC 101 Basic Concepts of Music 3 credits
- TDF 204 Voice & Diction 3 credits
- TDF 206 American Musical Theatre 3 credits
- One dance course selected from the following: 111, 212, 214, 216, 312, 313, 316, 370, as appropriate to skill level. 3 credits
- MSC/TDF 483 Musical Theatre: Advanced Analysis & Performance 3 credits
In addition, students will be required to take a minimum of two (2) semesters of voice lessons (3 credits total) and two (2) semesters of opera/musical theater workshop (1 credit total), which together equal 4 credits.