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2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre: Musical Theatre Concentration

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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 student’s 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 on 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)

*Four Crew experiences are required at .5 credits each.

Electives (3 credits)

Theatre Majors in the Musical Theatre Track must also take one (1) upper-level elective selected from among ENG 311 Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies 3 credits- ENG 312 Shakespeare: Tragedies and Romances 3 credits- ENG 313 Renaissance Drama 3 credits- ENG 372 Contemporary Drama 3 credits- , OR TDF 480 Theatre Seminar 3 credits-  

Musical Theatre Track (19 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.

Please Note:

Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources   section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the Core Curriculum is available within each course and online. 

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