2018-2019 Catalog

Music Theatre

Mission Statement

The mission of the Music Theatre program is to provide a rigorous, student-focused curriculum aligned with national accreditation standards, preparing students for arts-related careers in musical theatre, with options to integrate other academic and career interests or further graduate study.

The Music Theatre program encompasses in depth studies in the areas of theatre, music theatre, and vocal music. Students of Music Theatre build a strong foundation in a variety of forms and styles of musical/dramatic expression. Emphasis is placed on development of vocal and ensemble techniques and production skills.

Degree Requirements

Area I – Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for all new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

or

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics (choose one) - 3-4 hours

MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ART 191.

Area II - Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose two from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:
HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Required Fine Arts Core Courses - 12 hours

MU 128Fundamentals of Music

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

THR 200Beginning Acting

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Fine Arts Core courses.

Music Theatre Requirements - 47 hours

MU 131Elementary Music Theory I

3

MU 132Elementary Music Theory II

3

MU 133Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MU 134Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

MU 231Advanced Music Theory I

3

MU 232Advanced Music Theory II

3

MU 255Piano Proficiency

0

MU 330Basic Conducting Techniques

3

MU 350Junior Recital

1

MU 451Degree Recital

1

4 semestersMusic Theatre Workshop

1

4 semestersPerformance Ensemble 100 level

0-1

4 semestersPerformance Ensemble 300 level

0-1

4 semestersApplied Private Instruction 100 level

1-2

4 semestersApplied Private Instruction 300 level

2-3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Music Theatre requirements. MU 215 must be taken for 4 semesters. Music Ensemble (must enroll minimum of 8 semesters)

Music Theatre Electives - 9 hours

Choose three courses from the following:
ART 150Two Dimensional Design

3

ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

MU 340Arranging and Instrumentation

3

THR 210Essentials of Theatre Production

3

THR 310Advanced Acting

3

THR 320Voice and Articulation

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Music Theatre electives. ART 191 may NOT be counted as a Music Theatre elective if it was counted in the GEC for Arts & Humanities.

General Electives - 8-12 hours

Select sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120.

Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Fine Arts Core Requirements (12 hours)
Total Music Theatre Requirements (47 hours)
Total Fine Arts Electives (9 hours)
Total General Electives (7-12 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.