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Musical Theatre Program

Department of Art, Theatre and Dance

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree

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Requirements


(See the “Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees ” section of this catalog.)
Major in Musical Theatre

(Major Code: 215)
Administered by the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance, this interdisciplinary performance degree requires development and study in theatre (29 hours), music (16 hours) and dance (10 hours). An audition meeting program standards is required for admission into the WTAMU Musical Theatre Program. Additionally, students approved as musical theatre majors must pass annual juries in musical theatre in order to maintain their status in the program.
Required Courses

·         Core curriculum requirements; (42 hours).
·         Bachelor of arts requirements; (eight hours).
Dance


·         DANC 1210 - Tap Dance I 2
·         DANC 1241 - Ballet I 2

·         DANC 2245 - Modern Dance I 2
·         DANC 2247 - Jazz Dance I 2
·         DANC 4222 - Choreography 2
Music

One course from:

·         MUSI 1181 - Piano Class I 1
·         or
·         MUSI 1182 - Piano Class II 1
Five hours:

·         and
Four hours:

·         MUAP 1081 - Applied Music — Voice (two credit hours for two semesters)
Six hours:

·         MUAP 3081 - Applied Music — Voice (two credit hours for three semesters)
Theatre

·         THRE 1120 - Drama Workshop Practicum 1 (3)
·         THRE 1161 - Musical Theatre I 1 (2)
·         THRE 1330 - Stagecraft (HAZ) 3
·         or
·         THRE 1342 - Costume Technology 3
·          
·         THRE 1371 - Script Analysis 3
·         THRE 3161 - Musical Theatre II 1 (3)
·         and
Electives

Twenty hours of advanced electives

Note:

All musical theatre majors are required to sign up for one credit hour of Theatre Practicum I (THRE 1120 ) for three semesters, one credit hour of Theatre Practicum II (THRE 3199 ) for three semesters, one credit hour of Musical Theatre I (THRE 1161 ) for two semesters and one credit hour of Musical Theatre II (THRE 3161 ) for three semesters. Musical theatre recitals require written permission of the musical theatre adviser. If approved, musical theatre recitals are not a part of the annual theatrical season and must, therefore, be the financial responsibility of the student.
Musical Theatre Honors Curriculum

·         THRE 4393 - Honors 3
And six hours from:

·          
Advising Services Degree Checklist

The following Degree Checklist is available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists:
·         Musical Theatre B.A.

 

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