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Major: Musical Theatre, B.F.A. (1007), 63 Credits

General Education: 42 Credits; Major: 63 Credits; Elective Credits: 15 Credits

The B.F.A in Musical Theatre is an intensive 63 credit program focusing on performance technique in dance, song and spoken word. Prospective students for the B.F.A must not only satisfy the academic requirements for acceptance to the College, but must also give strong evidence of professional promise as demonstrated through an interview and audition. The program usually necessitates a three-year residency at the College.

Learning Goals for the B.F.A. Musical Theatre:

  • Students will demonstrate a knowledge of and appreciation for the classic and modern musical theatre repertoire. Students will demonstrate proficiency in Sight singing. 
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in preparing and presenting sung material supported by a solid acting technique. Corresponding required courses.
  • Students will demonstrate healthy use of the voice, and effective dance or movement choices. Corresponding required labs in Voice and Dance.

 

Required Courses: (63 credits)

THTR 110Stagecraft

3

THTR 202-203Voice & Speech for the Actor

3-3

THTR 211Acting: Process & Technique

3

THTR 212Acting: Beginning Scene Study

3

THTR 215Script Analysis

3

THTR 228-229Musical Theatre Techniques

3-3

THTR 230Theatre History I: Antiquity to the Restoration

3

THTR 231Theatre History II: 18th Century to the Present

3

THTR 274 A-BFundamentals of Musical Theatre

3-3

THTR 305Elements of Directing

3

THTR 311Shakespeare

3

THTR 330-331Scene into Song

3-3

THTR 341Acting: Intermediate Scene Study

3

THTR 342Acting: Advanced Scene Study

3

THTR 424The Musical Theatre Song Portfolio  

3

THTR 428Professional Preparation: Musical Theatre

3

THTR 465 Advanced Studies in Drama & Theatre

3

Private Voice and daily Dance Labs are attached to: THTR 228-229, THTR 274 A-B, THTR 330-331, THTR 424, THTR 428. These Labs support classroom and studio work with 12 voice lessons per semester and 12 weeks of Ballet, Theatre Dance and Tap.