BA in Music Theatre

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in music theatre emphasizes music theatre techniques and related studies and a complimentary course of study chosen from a wide variety of fields in consultation with the student’s advisor. These studies can include, but are not limited to, fields such as business, entrepreneurship, personal selling or other areas of interest.

Graduation Requirements

  • total credit hours for graduation 120 minimum, overall GPA 2.000 (2.500 in major);
  • must complete 42 credit hours of general education and must have 45 credit hours of upper-division credits.

Program Requirements

Non-English courses or outside of performing arts15
General education42
Total Credit Hours120
Core Curriculum Courses
THEA 180EPerforming Arts Seminar1
THEA 243Acting I3
Movement class (stage movement, dance, mime/physical theatre; DANC 227, 201, 210 or THEA 218)3
Technical theatre class (costuming, stagecraft, lighting; THEA 253, 244 or 345)3
Theatre Requirements
THEA 254Stage Makeup2
THEA 260History of Musical Theatre3
THEA 330Musical Theatre Laboratory2
THEA 342Advanced Acting3
THEA 530Musical Theatre Scene Study2
THEA 610Directing the Musical3
THEA 555Senior Project1
Dance Requirements
DANC 210Ballet 1 (as advised)3
or DANC 310 Ballet 2
DANC 235Jazz 1 (as advised)3
or DANC 335 Jazz 2
DANC 240Tap 13
DANC 332Music Theatre Dance I 13
Music Requirements
Take six semesters of the following (as advised):12
Applied Music Instruction for Majors - Voice
Applied Music Instruction for Majors - Voice
MUSA 113PPiano Class Level I - Music Majors1
Take two semesters of the following:2
MUSP 212_
Additional Courses
Non-English language proficiency courses or outside of performing arts with advisor approval (9 minimum credit hours required at 300+ upper division)15
Electives based on plan of study with advisor approval (3 minimum credit hours required at 300+ upper division)10
Total Credit Hours78