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Musical Theatre, Undergraduate Certificate

Musical Theatre is an interdisciplinary program between the Departments of Dance, Music, and Theatre.  The term “musical theatre” is defined in a way that embraces the richness and diversity of this challenging interdisciplinary art form, which includes musical comedy, the musical play, new and alternative musical theatre, “Broadway opera,” cabaret, and revue.  Students receive technique training in acting complemented by training in vocal technique, musicianship, dance, and the study of the repertoire of musical theatre in print and recordings, as well as in rehearsal and performance.

Admission Requirements

Admission into the certificate is by audition only.  Any courses in the Musical Theatre certificate completed prior to formal admission into the program will subsequently be applied towards the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

The Undergraduate Certificate in Musical Theatre is designed to develop the unique skillset required for music theatre performance.  The curriculum consists of 19 credit hours of coursework that includes singing, acting, and dance, along with music theatre history, rudimentary sight-singing, and music theatre workshop.  Students practice and study the craft, theory, and historical evolution of music theatre. 

Restricted Elective Courses (8 credit hours)

Elective Voice Courses (4 credit hours)

Select from the following (4 semesters for a total of 4 credit hours):

Elective Dance Courses (4 credit hours)

Select two of the following:

Total = 19 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

All courses must be passed with a grade of C or above to earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Musical Theatre.