Program Courses
Music Theatre

Bachelor in Fine Arts in Music Theatre

Admission to the Music Theatre Program is by audition only. Auditions occur early in the spring semester each year for admission to the program the following fall. Auditions are attended by faculty from music, theatre, and dance.

In addition to the General Education requirements at Central Michigan University, Music Theatre majors must complete 70 credit hours of course work in their chosen major area. These courses include:

Required Courses: (56 hours)

  • DAN 133 (2) Dance Technique I
  • DAN 136 (2) Ballet Technique I**
  • DAN 137 (2) Tap I**
  • DAN 138 (2) Jazz I**
  • DAN 230 (3) Movement-Rhythmic Form and Structure
  • DAN 231 (2) Fundamental Movement
  • DAN 232 (2) Dance Composition I
  • MUS 147 (1) Piano Class I**
  • MUS 148 (1) Piano Class II**
  • MUS 150 (2) Voice (2 semesters; 1 credit each)
  • MUS 206 (3) Understanding Musical Composition
  • MUS 233 (3) Music Fundamentals for Classroom Teachers
  • MUS 250 (2) Voice (2 semesters; 1 credit each)
  • MUS 284 (3) Techniques for the Singing Actor (3 semesters; 1 credit each)
  • MUS 350 (2) Voice (2 semesters; 1 credit each)
  • TAI 182 (3) Acting I
  • TAI 282 (3) Acting II
  • TAI 278 (3) Stage Makeup
  • TAI 380 (3) Musical Theatre
  • TAI 460 (3) B.F.A. Studio
  • TAI 481 (3) Directing
  • TAI 452 (3) Music Theater Performance
  • TAI 574 (3) History of Drama and Theatre I OR
  • TAI 575 (3) History of Drama and Theatre II

** Students demonstrating sufficient proficiency as determined by appropriate DAN faculty member(s) may substitute a higher level skills course for this course.

14 hours of Electives - selected from DAN, MUS, TAI and/or cognate classes in consultation with the advisor.

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