Music—Musical Theatre, B.A.

Completion of this major prepares one for a career in areas such as music theatre performer, music theater director, and music theater voice teacher.  Continued study may include a master’s degree in music theater performance, music theater directing, or music theater production.

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THIS DEGREE TRACK ARE:

  • The passing of a vocal, dance and acting audition
Required Courses
MDT 121Music Major Seminar (0.5 credit/semester for 8 semesters)0.5
MDT 167World Music 13
MDT 122Applied Music I1.5
MDT 123Applied Music II1.5
MDT 133Harmony II2
MDT 166Exploring Western Music3
MDT 222Applied Music III1.5
MDT 223Applied Music IV1.5
MDT 322Applied Music V1.5
MDT 324Applied Music VI1.5
MDT 422Applied Music VII1.5
MDT 424Applied Music VIII1.5
MDT 131Harmony I2
MDT 132Ear-Training I2
MDT 134Ear-Training II2
MDT 135Keyboard Method I1
MDT 136Keyboard Method II1
MDT 113Acting I3
MDT 313Acting II3
MDT 370Acting III3
MDT 114Dance Technique - Ballet3
MDT 115Dance Techniques: Modern3
MDT 116Dance Techniques: Jazz3
MDT 291Tap Dance3
MDT 118Stagecraft3
MDT 319Production of Musical Theatre II3
MDT 119Production of Musical Theater I3
MDT 218Movement for Actors 33
MDT 279Speech for Performance I 33
MDT 280Costume and Make-Up3
MDT 177Music Theatre Workshop (0.5 credit/semester 2 semesters)0.5
MDT 183Chamber Ensembles (0.5 credit/semester for 8 semesters)0.5
MDT 178Music Theatre Workshop (1 credit/semester for 5 semesters)1
MDT 153Concert Chorale (0.5 credit/semester for 8 semesters)0.5
Total Credits: 88
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 101
English Composition I
or English Composition I for English as a Second Language Students
4
MDT 121 Music Major Seminar 0.5
MDT 153 Concert Chorale 0.5
MDT 177 Music Theatre Workshop 0.5
MDT 122 Applied Music I 1.5
MDT 131 Harmony I 2
MDT 132 Ear-Training I 2
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
MDT 119 Production of Musical Theater I 3
MDT 218 Movement for Actors 3
 Credits17.5
Semester 2
ENGL 102
or ESL 102
English Composition II
or
4
Repeat MDT121 .5
Repeat MDT153 .5
Repeat MDT177 .5
MDT 123 Applied Music II 1.5
MDT 133 Harmony II 2
MDT 134 Ear-Training II 2
MDT 135 Keyboard Method I 1
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
MDT 291 Tap Dance 3
MATH 114 Contemporary Mathematics (or Math 90) 3
 Credits18.5
Sophomore
Semester 1
Repeat MDT121 .5
Repeat MDT153 .5
MDT 222 Applied Music III 1.5
MDT 178 Music Theatre Workshop 1
MDT 113 Acting I 3
MDT 114 Dance Technique - Ballet 3
MDT 118 Stagecraft 3
MDT 136 Keyboard Method II 1
MDT 166:: EXPLORING WESTERN MUSIC 2 3
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
 Credits17
Semester 2
Repeat MDT121 .5
Repeat MDT153 .5
Repeat MDT178 1
MDT 223 Applied Music IV 1.5
MDT 275 The Musical: Theatre & Film 3
General Education Tier 1 3
General Education Tier 1 3
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
MDT 167 World Music 1 3
General Education Tier 2 3
 Credits19
Junior
Semester 1
Repeat MDT121 .5
Repeat MDT153 .5
Repeat MDT178 1
MDT 116 Dance Techniques: Jazz 3
MDT 279 Speech for Performance I 3
MDT 313 Acting II 3
MDT 322
or 3
Applied Music V 2
or
1.5
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
 Credits13
Semester 2
Repeat MDT121 .5
Repeat MDT153 .5
Repeat MDT178 1
MDT 280 Costume and Make-Up 3
MDT 324 Applied Music VI 1.5
General Education Tier 1 World Music 3
General Education Tier 2 3
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
 Credits13
Senior
Semester 1
Repeat MDT121 .5
Repeat MDT178 1
MDT 370 Acting III 3
MDT 422 Applied Music VII 1.5
MDT 115 Dance Techniques: Modern 3
General Education Tier 2 3
General Education Tier 3 Capstone 3
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
 Credits15.5
Semester 2
Repeat MDT121 .5
Repeat MDT153 .5
Repeat MDT178 1
MDT 183 Chamber Ensembles 0.5
MDT 319 Production of Musical Theatre II 3
MDT 424 Applied Music VIII 1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION TIER III CAPSTONE 3
 Credits10
 Total Credits123.5

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Music Theatre program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive skills and knowledge of music theory, and music history.
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive skills and knowledge of musical performance.
  3. Demonstrate skills in stage acting, movement, dance styles, body awareness, and vocal presentation.
  4. Prove experience in the many diverse aspects of musical theatre production, including design, stagecraft, management, and performance.