Music Theatre

(21 semester hours)

For information, contact the Department of Music, 109 Presser Hall (513-529-3014) or the Department of Theatre, Center for Performing Arts (513-529-3053).

This minor offers students the opportunity to pursue the specialized skills necessary for performance in music theatre: acting, singing and dancing. Students will complete courses in these 3 distinct disciplines, as well as integrate them in an upper-level acting course and through participation in productions. The minor is designed to enhance the current music and theatre major curricula. Admission to the minor is open to Music and Theatre majors by audition only. Students pursuing a minor in Music Theatre must demonstrate continuance and satisfactory progress toward their Music or Theatre major. All courses in the minor must be taken for a grade*; a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in a minor.

Core requirements for Music and Theatre Majors (13 hrs)

All Music Theatre Minors must take the following core classes (11 hours):

KNH 110A Beginning Ballet (2)

SCA 231 Dance for the Musical Stage (3)

SCA 331 Acting for the Musical Stage (3)

THE 151 Stage Makeup (1)

THE 395 American Musical I: A History to 1950 (3) or

THE 396 The American Musical II: A Contemporary History 1950-2005 (3)

*KNH 110A is offered credit/no credit only

**Theatre majors may NOT use these courses in their major requirements.

All Music Theatre Minors must participate in two productions, selected from Musical Theatre, Opera, and Grand Night for Singing (2 hours):

MUS 100 Opera Production (1)

THE 200 Production and Performance Practicum (1)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: MUSIC MAJORS -VOICE (7 hrs)

THE 131 Principles of Acting (3)

Choose four (4) hours in Theatre Technology:

THE 255 Fundamentals of Scenery Construction and Props (3) and

THE 207 Scenery and Props Lab (1) or

THE 253 Costume Fundamentals (3) and

THE 206 Theatre Lighting Laboratory (1) or

THE 254 Fundamentals of Lighting and Sound (3) and

THE 206 Theatre Lighting Laboratory (1) or

THE 258 Scene Painting Fundamentals (3) and

THE 208 Scene Painting Laboratory (1)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: MUSIC MAJORS -INSTRUMENTALISTS (7 hrs)

THE 131 Principles of Acting (3)

MUS 215 Class Voice for Music Theatre (2)

MUS 216 Applied Voice for Music Theatre (1, 1)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: THEATRE MAJORS (7 hrs)

MUS 119 Introduction to Music Theory (3)

MUS 215 Class Voice for Music Theatre (2)

MUS 216 Applied Voice for Music Theatre (1, 1)

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