Musical Theatre B.A.

College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact: David Gene Grapes II, M.F.A., Director

Location: Frasier Hall 105

Telephone: 970.351.2991

Fax: 970.351.4897

Website: www.arts.unco.edu/theatredance

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of two parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits

Program Description:

A Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre prepares students for professional careers in musical theatre. This program is intended to produce the highest achievement possible in the level of performance of the actor/dancer/singer through study of musical skills, theatrical skills and dance and movement skills. This degree prepares students to perform professionally in a variety of musical theatre styles.

Program Admission Requirements:

  • Admission to the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Musical Theatre program is by audition. Students pursuing the degree must complete the required courses and meet the following requirements:
    • Meet all crew and production attendance requirements.
    • Meet annual assessments requirements.
  • All students planning to major in Musical Theatre are required to submit an additional application to the School.
  • The application and appropriate instructions are provided by the College of Performing and Visual Arts. Auditions are required of all applicants to the Theatre Arts Program. Information concerning auditions may be requested from School of Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Northern Colorado, Frasier Hall, Greeley, Colorado 80639, phone 970.351.2991

Program Requirements:

Any student receiving a grade of “D+” or lower in a course required in the major must retake the course until a grade of “C-” or higher is achieved.

Program Recommendations:

Recommended Liberal Arts Core Credits: FND 250 Principles of Nutrition (3)

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC— 3 credits

LAC area 3. — Arts and Humanities

MT 296Musical Theatre History

3

Remaining LAC — 37 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 80 credits

Take all of the following courses:

MT 101Musical Theatre Sight Singing and Ear Training

2

MT 160Class Piano for Musical Theatre

2

MT 161Introduction to Musical Theatre Performance

1

MT 250Voice Class for Musical Theatre I

1

MT 251Voice Class for Musical Theatre II

1

MT 260Acting in Musical Theatre

3

MT 285Performance in Musical Theatre

1 - 3

MT 350Advanced Musical Theatre Voice Class I

1

MT 351Advanced Musical Theatre Voice Class II

1

MT 369Individual Performance in Musical Theatre Voice

2

MT 370Musical Theatre Dance

2

MT 390Advanced Musical Theatre Scene Study

2

DNCE 166Ballet I

2

DNCE 167Ballroom Dance I

2

DNCE 170Jazz Dance I

2

DNCE 175Tap Dance I

2

DNCE 180Ballet II

3

DNCE 181Jazz Dance II

3

DNCE 183Tap Dance II

2

THEA 100Individual Performance in Theatre

2

THEA 135Playscript Analysis

3

THEA 159Acting Theories and Practice

3

THEA 160Beginning Acting

3

THEA 193Stage Speech and Dialects

3

THEA 240Beginning Stage Directing

3

THEA 260Scene Study

3

THEA 360Advanced Acting Styles I

3

THEA 361Advanced Acting Styles II

3

THEA 464Audition Techniques

3

MT 285: Take 1 hour

MT 369: Take 4 credits

THEA 100: Take 4; crew work

THEA 160: Must be taken for 3 credits

THEA 240: Must be taken for 3 credits

Each Musical Theatre Major must complete at least 2 hours of MT 285/MT 485 credit.

Choose twelve credits from the following courses:

(Select with advisor approval)

MT 169Applied Voice: Individual Voice Study

1

MT 285Performance in Musical Theatre

1 - 3

MT 360Scene Study in Musical Theatre

3

MT 369Individual Performance in Musical Theatre Voice

2

MT 407Individual Coaching in Musical Theatre Repertory

2

MT 465Musical Theatre Workshop

3

MT 470Senior Project in Musical Theatre

3

MT 485Performance in Musical Theatre

1 - 3

DNCE 171Modern Dance I

2

DNCE 182Modern Dance II

3

DNCE 280Ballet III

3

DNCE 281Jazz Dance III

3

DNCE 296Choreography and Improvisation I

3

DNCE 354Dance Performance I

3

MUS 260Intermediate Class Piano I

1

MUS 285Performance in Opera Theatre

1-3

MUS 286Scene Studies in Opera

1 - 3

MUS 485Performance in Opera Theatre

1 - 12

MUS 486Scene Studies in Opera

1 - 3

THEA 110Performance in a Theatrical Production

2

THEA 149Orientation to Technology

3

THEA 250Stage Make Up I

2

THEA 335Advanced Voice Production

2

THEA 465LA Showcase Class

3

THEA 492Little Theatre of the Rockies Summer Internship

6

Major Vocal Ensemble

2

MT 169: Repeatable up to 4 credits

MT 360: Must be taken for 3 credits

MT 407: Repeatable up to 8 credits

MT 465 and MT 470: Audition required

Major Vocal Ensemble: Mixed Concert Choir, Women's Glee Club, Men's Glee Club are major ensembles.

Each Musical Theatre Major must complete at least 2 hours of MT 285/MT 485 credit.