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Minor in Musical Theatre

When taken by students majoring in theatre, dance, or music, the courses required for the 20 credit major are designed to add depth and breadth to the students’ education without requiring them to pursue a double major in theatre and music. The minor combines courses in the three primary disciplines of musical theatre performance: acting, vocal performance, and dance. There are three slightly different minor tracks: one for theatre majors, one for dance majors, and one for music majors.

Theatre and Dance majors will receive their Musical Theatre minor through the Department of Music and Music majors will receive their Musical Theatre minor through the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Requirements for a minor in Musical Theatre (20 credits)

Musical Theatre Minor for Music Majors

  • THE 1100, Theatre Participation (2 credits total – 2 semesters)
  • THE 1200, Fundamentals of Acting (4)
  • MUS 1350, Musical Theatre Scenes (2 credits total – 2 semesters)
  • THE 2250, Intermediate Acting (4)
  • THE 2420, Jazz Dance or THE 2450, Tap (4)
  • MUS 3540, Musical Theatre Literature (2)
  • MUS 3600, Musical Theatre History (2)

Musical Theatre Minor for Theatre/Performance Emphasis Majors

  • THE 1100, Theatre Participation (1)*
  • MUS 1002, Music Theory I (2)
  • MUS 1200/2200, Voice (4)
  • MUS 1350, Musical Theatre Scenes (1)
  • THE 2420, Jazz Dance (4)
  • THE 2450, Tap (4)
  • MUS 3600, Musical Theatre History (2)
  • MUS 3540, Musical Theatre Literature (2)

* This credit must be for participation in Dance performance/production.


Musical Theatre Minor for Dance Majors

  • THE 1100, Theatre Participation (2 credits total – 2 semesters) ^
  • THE 1200, Fundamentals of Acting (4)
  • MUS 1350, Musical Theatre Scenes (2 credits total – 2 semesters)
  • THE 2250, Intermediate Acting (4)
  • THE 2450, Tap (4) #
  • MUS 3540, Musical Theatre Literature (2)
  • MUS 3600, Musical Theatre History (2)

^ These credits must be for participation in Musical Theatre performance/production.
# THE 2420, Jazz Dance, is a requirement for the dance major. Therefore, THE 2450 is required.