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 140A , 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 .