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Course Offerings

BM - Musical Theatre - Course Listing (pdf)

BFA - Musical Theatre - Course Listing (pdf)

A list of some of the course offerings and descriptions for Musical Theatre and Acting:

MAA 3010. Musical Theatre Coaching Coaching in style and presentation of musical theatre songs and monologues. Attention will be given to character development and repertoire to support student recitalists as well as new material for auditions. Open to Junior and Senior Musical Theatre majors.

MAA 4010. Musical Theatre Coaching More in-depth coaching in style and presentation of musical theatre songs and monologues. Students will study audition technique, develop monologues and songs to support their recital, and learn new material for auditions.

MAA 4070. Musical Theatre Seminar This course offers performance practice opportunities for Music Theatre majors with an emphasis on learning performance, staging, and audition techniques. Class includes discussions of topics specific to musical theatre performers. Guests from the musical theatre community present workshops and master class sessions each semester as a part of Seminar.

MUE 3895. Choreography for Musical Theatre This course teaches students the history of important choreographers/styles and how they impact musical theatre, and to help students apply these styles as well as directorial and story-telling concepts to their own choreography. 

MUN 3970. Musical Theatre Musical Theatre performs fully-staged musicals as well as scenes from musicals. Selected by audition with priority given to Musical Theatre majors.   

MUH 4130. History of Musical Theatre This course will review the history of musical theatre from its European beginnings to current activities in America and Britain.

TDR 2050. Basic Acting for Musical Theater Introduces student actors to contemporary approaches to stage performance. Emphasis on physical preparation, conceptual framework, and actor's vocabulary leading towards characterization and role development in the context of musical theatre performance.

TDR 2080. Acting I Introduces student actors to contemporary approaches to stage performance. Emphasis on physical preparation, conceptual framework, and actor's vocabulary leading towards characterization and role development.

TDR 4080. Acting III  Intensive scene study and character analysis with the goal of honing the actor’s personal technique.  Class will culminate in a final presentation of scenes or one-acts.

TDR 2100. Stage Voice and Diction I Provides instruction in vocal and speech technique expected of stage and screen actors. Emphasis is placed upon developing the physical properties of the voice along with the articulatory skills required for speaking Standard American English.