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Minor In Musical Theatre

Professor and Senior Associate Dean Kevin Paul Hofeditz, Program Director

The minor in musical theatre is designed to develop the fundamental set of skills required for musical theatre. Admission to the minor is competitive and available by audition to dance performance, theatre and voice majors and to dance performance minors or music minors with a voice concentration. By studying the two nonmajor areas needed for competency in musical theatre, students in this program enhance their marketability as performers.

Students who are not enrolled in one of the above majors or minors may audition for provisional admission to the minor in musical theatre. Full admission to the minor is subsequently granted upon the successful completion with a grade of B or better of PERB 1206 “Class Voice” by no later than in the first semester of the sophomore year and THEA 2311 “The Art of Acting” by no later than in the first semester of the junior year.

Auditions are held annually (typically, late in the fall term or early in the spring term) for entrance to the program the following fall. In order to be able to complete the curriculum, all students, including those seeking provisional admission, must audition during the spring term of their first year and begin the coursework in the fall term of their sophomore year. Students who enter the minor as dance, music or theatre majors or minors must continue in their status as dance, music or theatre majors or minors to be allowed to continue in the musical theatre minor. Students granted provisional admission who do not successfully complete PERB 1206 and THEA 2311 within the timeframes specified above will not be allowed to continue in the musical theatre minor.

Coursework is distributed over three academic years with all fundamental courses taken before the capstone courses, Acting in Song I and Acting in Song II, which are offered during the two semesters of the final year.

Course Requirements
(21 Credit Hours)

For Dance Majors/Minors

15 credit hours as
designated from the courses
below. The remaining 6
credit hours are covered by
required courses in the
Dance Major.
For Music Majors/Minors

15 credit hours as
designated from the courses
below. The remaining 6
credit hours are covered by
required courses in the
Music Major.
For Theatre Majors

18 credit hours as
designated from the courses
below. The remaining 3
credit hours are covered by
a required course in the
Theatre Major.

Dance (6 cr hrs)

     

Jazz Dance (3)

Any 2 Courses from among
DANC 1231, 1232, 2231, 2232, 3231, 3232 (Jazz Dance)
DANC 1305, 1306 Beg Jazz Dance DANC 1305, 1306 Beg Jazz Dance

Ballet (3) OR
Modern Dance
(3)

DANC 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312, 3311, 3312 (Ballet)
OR
DANC 1321, 1322, 2321, 2322, 3321, 3322 (Modern Dance)
DANC 1301, 1302 Beg Ballet
OR
DANC 1303, 1304 Beg Modern Dance
DANC 1301, 1302 Beg Ballet
OR
DANC 1303, 1304 Beg Modern Dance

Music (6 cr hrs)

     

Private Studies
in Voice or Class
Voice (6)

PERB 3306 and 3307 Class Voice for Musical Theatre I & II VOIC 3100, 3200 Private Studies: Voice (enroll for a total of 6 cr hrs) PERB 3306 and 3307 Class Voice for Musical Theatre I & II

Theatre (3 cr hrs)

     

Acting (3)

THEA 3311 Acting for Singers and Dancers THEA 3311 Acting for Singers and Dancers THEA 3303 Acting III

History/Theory (3 cr hrs)

     

 

CFA 3337/DANC 3374 The Evolution of American Musical Theatre CFA 3337/DANC 3374 The Evolution of American Musical Theatre CFA 3337/DANC 3374 The Evolution of American Musical Theatre

Interdisciplinary (3 cr hrs)

     

Acting in Song

MSA 3131 Acting in Song I: Solo
MSA 3232 Acting in Song II: Ensemble
MSA 3131 Acting in Song I: Solo
MSA 3232 Acting in Song II: Ensemble
MSA 3131 Acting in Song I: Solo
MSA 3232 Acting in Song II: Ensemble

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For more information about the Minor in Musical Theatre, contact:
Program Director, Senior Associate Dean Kevin Paul Hofeditz 214-768-3947

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