BFA Musical Theatre Course Requirements

BFA Musical Theatre Course Requirements

A Major in Theatre Arts for the BFA Musical Theatre Emphasis Degree requires 129 semester hours. The following classes are required of all BFA students:

WRIT 100 or 101 and WRIT 102 or LIBA(6 hours)
200-LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE COURSES (6 Hours)
BEHAVIORAL/SOCIAL SCIENCES (6 Hours)
HISTORY (HIS 101, 102 preferred; 6 Hours)
NATURAL SCIENCE (WITH LABORATORIES; 6-8 hours)
MATHEMATICS (from among college algebra, quantitative reasoning, or a more advanced mathematics course; 3 hours)

The musical theatre emphasis requires 76 hours of theatre arts and dance courses, comprising the following :

ACTING, MOVEMENT, VOICE, MUSICAL PERFORMANCE 
110, 111. FRESHMAN PERFORMANCE STUDIES
163. INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
210, 211. SOPHOMORE PERFORMANCE STUDIES
301, 302. SCENE STUDIES I, II 
465, 466. MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE I, II

(Note: Students qualifying for, electing, and completing the acting sequence 310, 311, 410, 411, may substitute 310, 311 for 301, 302.) 

THEORY, HISTORY, AND LITERATURE 
321. THEATRE HISTORY I
326. DRAMATIC LITERATURE I 
421. MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY AND LITERATURE I
422. MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY AND LITERATURE II

OTHER THEATRE REQUIREMENTS 
120. INTRO TO THEATRE
220. BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES IN THE PROFESSIONAL THEATRE

272. INTRODUCTION TO COSTUMES FOR THE STAGE
338. TECHNOLOGY LAB I
339. TECHNOLOGY LAB II
499. SENIOR REVIEW
DANC (14 hours; must include 255, 355)
APPROVED PERFORMANCE AND THEATRE ELECTIVES (8 Hours)

In addition to the core curriculum and theatre arts requirements listed, the BFA with a musical theatre emphasis requires elective hours chosen from any area, including theatre arts, to bring the total number of credits to 129 semester hours. 

BFA Requirements from the Fall 2012 Undergraduate Catalog.