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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Concentration, B.F.A.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts

(132 UNITS)

Students must take THTR 110  to fulfill G.E. Category A.I.

Musical Theatre Concentration

This degree is for students who desire a professionally oriented education and training in musical theatre. Only those who exhibit exceptional talent, motivation and commitment will be admitted to the program.

After completing the sophomore level of course work, all students interested in and qualified for the Musical Theatre B.F.A. must jury (audition) for admission to the program (formal admission starts at the junior level). Students must pass juries in all three areas - voice, dance (tap, jazz and ballet) and acting - to be considered for admission. The top 10-12 candidates will be invited to the B.F.A. program. Students who don’t make the Musical Theatre B.F.A. can also be considered for the Acting B.F.A. Candidates who don’t make either program must opt for a non-performance emphasis (directing, playwriting, design/production, theatre education or applied studies).

Jury prerequisites: THTR 140 , THTR 141A , THTR 141B THTR 240A  and THTR 240B  with a “B-” (2.7) or better in each course; THTR 200  with a “C” (2.0) or better; and an audition consisting of acting, singing and dance. MUS 101  must be taken to fulfill G.E. Category C.1 before taking THTR 181 .

Additional Information

All dance technique courses may be repeated for credit upon adviser recommendation.

Once accepted and enrolled in the B.F.A. program, students are required to audition each semester and accept any role in which they are cast until the degree program is completed.

Students admitted to the B.F.A. are on probationary status and must jury for retention by auditioning in acting, singing and dance at the end of each semester until completing the B.F.A. curriculum. The faculty has the authority to retain, dismiss or place candidates on probation. In addition to the juries, each student will be assessed on professionalism, collegiality and progress.

* Must repeat for additional units

Total (132 units)

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