2023-2024 Catalog

Musical Theatre

The mission of the Bachelor of Music degree is to provide a solid curriculum of instruction in Theory and Performance. The Musical Theatre emphasis includes a foundational education in both Acting and Dance along with the Music Core. This program of study is for students who wish to perform at a high artistic level, prepare for graduate school, or work in the arts.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

or

HON 101First Year Honors Seminar

3

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

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

or

HON 110Honors English Seminar

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 or HON 110.

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 170Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190/CIS 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

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in MU 129.

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

HON 221Humanities & Social Sciences Honors Seminar

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 - 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

and

BIO 111LGeneral Biology I Lab

1

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

HON 140From Atoms to Evolution

4

PHY 201College Physics I

4

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Required Music Core Courses - 36-52 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 210Music History Survey I

3

MU 220Music History Survey II

3

MU 255Piano Proficiency

0

MU 256Introduction to Music Technology

3

MU 330Basic Conducting Techniques

3

MU 430Advanced Conducting Techniques

3

MU 450Senior Recital

1

4 semestersApplied Private Instruction 100 level

1-2

4 semestersApplied Private Instruction 300 level

2-3

4 semestersPerformance Ensemble 100 level

0-1

4 semestersPerformance Ensemble 300 level

0-1

4 semestersRecital/Concert Enrichment - MU 117

0

4 semestersRecital/Concert Enrichment - MU 317

0

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Required Music Core courses.

Musical Theatre emphasis - 34-37

DN 110Stage Movement

3

DN 120Theatre Dance and Tap

3

DN 220Jazz Technique

3

DN 330Modern Dance Technique

3

DN 340Ballet Technique

3

DN 430Choreography/Improvisation

3

THR 200Beginning Acting

3

THR 210Essentials of Theatre Production

3

THR 220Intermediate Acting

3

THR 310Advanced Acting

3

THR 320Voice and Articulation

3

THR 480Special Study in Theatre

3

or

THR 490Practicum/Internship

1-4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Musical Theatre emphasis courses.

Review Courses - As recommended by advisor - 0-9 hours

MU 128Fundamentals of Music

3

MU 151Class Piano IA

1

MU 152Class Piano IB

1

MU 172Applied Music Piano

1-2

MU 251Class Piano II A

1

MU 252Class Piano II B

1

Students must be enrolled in Class Piano/Applied Piano until MU 255, Piano Proficiency Examination is passed.

General Electives - 0-9 hours

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

Total GEC Credit Hours (41-44 hours)
Total Music Core Requirements (36-52 hours)
Musical Theatre Courses (34-37 hours)
Review Courses (0-9 hours)
General Electives (0-9 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.