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2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Theatre - Major


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The Bachelor of Science degree provides students with a strong foundation in the liberal arts while affording them the ability to fulfill a range of studio requirements in dance, music, and theatre performance.  Students will perform in a musical production at least once yearly.  The program culminates with a senior seminar which includes a final recital or project.

The Theatre Arts Department gives a broad but thorough preparation in the most important areas of theatre, while the college educates students in varieties of thinking and awareness of the world and its heritages.

The Music Theatre major, housed within the Department of Theatre Arts and in collaboration with the Department of Music, will incorporate the newly developed Dance component.  The department expects its majors to be committed seriously to all of their courses. It further expects a commitment to the Music Theatre program and to the maintenance of a positive, cooperative attitude among students and their co-workers and teachers - particularly in production work.


Because this is a new program with the first cohort of Music Theatre students entering in the fall of 2004, some of the courses that are unique to this program are not yet in place. Courses for this major will be added one semester at a time as the first cohort of students progresses through the program. All courses for this program should be in place by spring 2008.

Required Courses for Music Theatre - Major


Music Theatre students are required to take the following courses:
  • MUP 1A - Performance Primary Voice Credits: 1
  • MUP 1B - Performance Primary Piano Credits: 1
  • MUP 2B - Performance Secondary Piano Credits: 1
  • MTHA XXX - Dance Theory Credits: 3 (New Course)
  • MTHA XXX - Music Theatre Performance Credits: 3 (New Course)
  • MTHA XXX - Choreograpy Credits: 3 (New Course)
  • MTHA XXX - History of Dance Credits: 3 (New Course)

Production Labs


In addition to the required courses listed above, students take three one credit production labs from among the following areas:

  • Acting
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Costume Crew
  • Scene
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Prop
  • Make-up
  • Special Project
  • Stage Management

Theatre Arts Senior Experience


The Senior Experience for Theatre majors consists of a required seminar (THA 452- Seminar in Theatre with a zero-credit internship).  In this course, the students reflect on their major experience, and they are given opportunities to integrate material from theatre and other core areas of the college experience.  A final project is required in some phase of production, design or theory.

Sample Program for Music Theatre - Major


Freshman Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 3
  • MUP 1A - Performance Primary Voice (two semesters) Credits: 2
  • MUP 2B - Performance Secondary Piano (two semesters) Credits: 2
As well as:

Sophomore Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 9
  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • MUP 1A - Performance Primary Voice (two semesters) Credits: 2
  • MUP 2B - Performance Secondary Piano (two semesters) Credits: 2
  • MTHA XXX - Music Theatre Performance Credits: 3 (New Course)
As well as:

Junior Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 10
  • Perspectives II Credits: 3
  • MUP 1A - Performance Primary Voice (two semesters) Credits: 2
  • MUP 1B - Performance Primary Piano (two semesters) Credits: 2
  • Theatre Production Lab Credits: 1
  • MTHA XXX - Dance Theory Credits: 3 (New Course)
As well as:

Senior Year


  • Perspectives II Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 9
  • MUP 1A - Performance Primary Voice (two semesters) Credits: 2
  • Theatre Production Labs Credits: 2
  • MTHA XXX - Choreography Credits: 3 (New Course)
  • MTHA XXX - Histroy of Dance Credits: 3 (New Course)
As well as:

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