2021-2022 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.

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

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

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

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

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 - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
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

SOC 243Peoples and Cultures of the World in Sociological Perspective

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one sequence from the following:
HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

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 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

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

THR 200Beginning Acting

3

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

Music Theatre Requirements - 32-48 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.

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 - 7-27 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 (7-27 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.