This program combines degree work in music and theatre. Musical Theatre majors are prepared for a career in musical theatre and/or drama, as well as for further graduate study. This program has received final approval for listing in the NASM Directory.
Program objectives: (a) introduction to technical facilities of musical theatre; (b) familiarization with separate and combined standards for effective theatrical/musical performance; and, (c) developing competencies in musical theatre performance*. Students must appear in public musical performance each year at Marywood. An audition is required.
*For music, theatre, and dance components, see course numbers, titles, and credits listed below.
I. Music Component (31 cr.)
|MUSC 111A, B||Written Theory I||4|
|MUSC 112A, B||Aural Skills I||2|
|MUSC 127A||Class Piano||2|
|MUSC 120A, B||Fundamental Vocal Tech||2|
|MUSC 319A, B||Musical Theatre Repertoire||3|
|MUSC 322, 323||History of Music I, II||6|
|MUSC varies||Applied Major||7|
|MUSC varies||Vocal Ensemble||2|
II. Theatre Component (29 cr.)
|THEA 113||Introduction to Theatre||3|
|THEA 230B||Theatre Lab||1|
|THEA 241||Fundamentals of Acting||3|
|THEA 242||Advanced Acting||3|
|THEA 244abcd||Audition Workshop||2|
|THEA 247A||Stage Management||2|
|THEA 341||Theatre History||2|
|THEA 342A||Tragedy in Dramatic Literature||2|
|THEA 342B||Comedy in Dramatic Literature||2|
|THEA 347||Fundamentals of Directing||3|
||Theatre as Business
|THEA 451||Capstone Project
III. Dance Component (15 cr.)
||Fundamentals of Dance/Movement
||Body Awareness (must enroll in 141L)
||Body Awareness Lab
||Fundamentals of Improv/Choreography
Dance technique courses: ballet, jazz, modern dance, tap, musical theatre, stage combat, and special topics.