Musical Theatre Performance, B.F.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 123-133

Major Hours: 86

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 24


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B737

Major Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the College of Fine Arts.  Audition is required for admission to the degree program.  Review of student progress for continuation in the program occurs in the spring semester of the freshman, sophomore, and junior years.

Musical Theatre Performance (20 hours)
MTHR 2122Auditions2
MTHR 3142Song Study I2
MTHR 3152Song Study II2
MTHR 3162Repertoire I2
MTHR 3172Repertoire II2
MTHR 3182Musical Scenes I2
MTHR 3192Musical Scenes II2
MTHR 4171Industry1
MTHR 4173Coaching3
MTHR 4192Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop2
Musical Theatre Voice (12 hours) 1
MTHR 1502Studio Voice I (two enrollments)4
MTHR 2502Studio Voice II (two enrollments)4
MTHR 3502Studio Voice III (two enrollments)4
Musical Theatre Dance (12 hours)
Tap
Choose four hours from the following:4
Tap Foundations
Tap I
Tap II
Tap III
Tap IV
Advanced Tap
Jazz
Choose two hours from the following:2
Jazz Foundations
Jazz I
Jazz II
Jazz III
Jazz IV
Dance Styles
MTHR 4162Introduction to Urban Dance2
MTHR 4172Theatre Dance Styles I2
MTHR 4182Theatre Dance Styles II2
Acting Technique (15 hours)
DRAM 1513Introduction to Acting3
DRAM 1523Character Study for the Actor3
DRAM 1643Voice and Speech I3
DRAM 2513Scene Study for the Actor3
DRAM 2523Performing Shakespeare3
Musical Theatre Support (9 hours)
MTHR 2101Performance Practicum1
MTHR 2181Accents and Dialects for Musical Theatre Performance1
MTHR 3143History of American Musical Theatre (Core IV)3
MTHR 4101Advanced Performance Practicum1
MTHR 4183Capstone Experience3
Music Support (4 hours)
MUTE 1311Group Piano I1
MUTE 1321Group Piano II1
MTHR 1501Music Theory Notation 21
MTHR 1551Sight Reading and Theory 21
Dance Support (6 hours)
Ballet
Choose four hours from the following:4
Ballet Technique I
Ballet Technique II
Ballet Technique III
Ballet Technique IV
Modern
Choose two hours from the following:2
Modern Technique I
Modern Technique II
Modern Technique III
Drama Support (8 hours)
DRAM 1411Makeup1
Choose four hours from the following:4
Costume Construction
Stagecraft
Stage Lighting
Choose three hours from drama electives3
Total Credit Hours86

General Education and College Requirements

Courses used to fulfill General Education and/or major requirements may not fulfill electives.

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student's major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language
Choose 2 courses. This requirement is not mandatory if the student successfully completed 2 years of the same language in high school. (Core 1)0-10
Mathematics
Choose any General Education approved MATH course; one of the following two is recommended:3
Mathematics for Critical Thinking
Introduction to Logic
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose two courses from different disciplines; one must include a laboratory.7
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one Social Science course3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities
Artistic Forms
Satisfied in Musical Theatre Core requirements:0
History of American Musical Theatre
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course from Art, Dance, Drama, or Music; 3000-4000-level is recommended 13
World Culture
Choose one course from Art, Dance, Drama, or Music; 3000-4000-level is recommended 13
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Choose one General Education Elective: 3000-4000-level approved course is recommended3
Total Credit Hours37-47

Suggested Semester Advisement Plan

At least 24 hours of upper-division Musical Theatre credit must be earned in residence as a declared major. A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the College of Fine Arts.

Degree Completion Responsibility: Although the Dean’s Office checks each student’s records, the responsibility for meeting degree requirements lies with the student and not with the advisor or the Dean. Each student should obtain a copy of the requirements for graduation and check it regularly as they complete their degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
MTHR 1501 Music Theory Notation 1
MTHR 1502 Studio Voice I 2
DRAM 1513 Introduction to Acting 3
Choose one course from the following: 4
Costume Construction  
Stagecraft  
Stage Lighting  
DANCBallet Technique 2
MATHCore I 1 3
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
MTHR 1502 Studio Voice I 2
MTHR 1551 Sight Reading and Theory 1
DRAM 1523 Character Study for the Actor 3
DANCBallet Technique 2
MTHR 2122 Auditions 2
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition
or Expository Writing
3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore
First Semester
MTHR 2502 Studio Voice II 2
MUTE 1311 Group Piano I 1
DRAM 1411 Makeup 1
DRAM 2513 Scene Study for the Actor 3
DRAM 1643 Voice and Speech I 3
MTHRTap 2
MTHRJazz 2
MTHR 3142 Song Study I 2
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
MTHR 2101 Performance Practicum 1
MTHR 2181 Accents and Dialects for Musical Theatre Performance 1
MTHR 2502 Studio Voice II 2
MUTE 1321 Group Piano II 1
DRAM 2523 Performing Shakespeare 3
MTHRTap 2
MTHR 3143 History of American Musical Theatre 3
MTHR 3152 Song Study II 2
 Credit Hours15
Junior
First Semester
MTHR 3502 Studio Voice III 2
MTHR 3162 Repertoire I 2
MTHR 3182 Musical Scenes I 2
MTHR 4162 Introduction to Urban Dance 2
HIST 1483
United States to 1865
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Natural Sciencenon-lab (Core II) 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
MTHR 3502 Studio Voice III 2
MTHR 3172 Repertoire II 2
MTHR 3192 Musical Scenes II 2
MTHR 4101 Advanced Performance Practicum 1
P SC 1113 American Federal Government 3
Drama Electives 3
Natural Science with lab (Core II) 4
 Credit Hours17
Senior
First Semester
DANCModern Dance Technique 2
MTHR 4172 Theatre Dance Styles I 2
MTHR 4173 Coaching 3
MTHR 4192 Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop 2
3000-4000-level Fine Arts Western Culture (Core IV) 3
Social Science (Core III) 3
Language (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours15-20
Second Semester
MTHR 4171 Industry 1
MTHR 4182 Theatre Dance Styles II 2
MTHR 4183 Capstone Experience (Core V) 3
3000-4000-level Fine Arts World Culture (Core IV) 3
3000-4000-level General Education elective 3
Language (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours12-17
 Total Credit Hours123-133