Musical Theatre Bachelor of Fine Arts degree

Department of Theatre and Dance

Office: 212 Rockefeller Arts Center

(716) 673-3596

Thomas Loughlin, Chairperson

Email: Musical.Theatre@fredonia.edu

School of Music

Office: 1151 Mason Hall

(716) 673-3151

Karl Boelter, Director

Email: Music.School@fredonia.edu

The Musical Theatre degree is accredited by the National Association of the Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre:

Theatre Track

THEA 100Theatre Majors Seminar

1

THEA 101Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 102Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 121Introduction to Technical Theatre

3

THEA 131Acting Studio: Acting I

3

THEA 132Acting Studio: Acting II

3

THEA 201Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 202Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 220Makeup

1

THEA 231Acting Studio: Scene Study I

3

THEA 232Acting Studio: Scene Study II

3

THEA 242Acting Studio: Introduction to Voice and Movement I

3

THEA 243Acting Studio: Introduction to Voice and Movement II

3

THEA 301Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 302Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 341Acting Studio: Shakespeare

3

THEA 353History of Musical Theatre

3

THEA 382Musical Theatre Styles I

3

THEA 401Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 402Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 424Acting Studio: Audition Techniques

3

THEA 432Musical Theatre Styles

3

THEA 434Musical Theatre Styles Lab

1

DANC 111Modern Technique I

2

DANC 112Ballet I

2

DANC 113Jazz Dance I

2

DANC 114Tap Dance I

2

DANC 211Modern Technique II

2

DANC 264Choreography I

3

DANC XXXElective

DANC XXXElective

MUS 100Recital-Seminar

0

MUS 101Beginning Music Theory I

3

MUS 117Piano Class, Elementary

1

MUS 118Piano Class, Elementary

1

MUS 125Applied Music Major

2

MUS 126Applied Music Major

2

MUS 115Music Appreciation

3

MUS 137Diction for Singers

.5

MUS 138Diction for Singers

.5

MUS 139Diction for Singers

.5

MUS 140Diction for Singers

.5

MUS 200Recital Seminar

0

MUS 217Piano Class, Intermediate

1

MUS 218Piano Class, Intermediate

1

MUS 235Musical Theatre Voice

3

MUS 236Musical Theatre Voice

3

MUS 300Recital Seminar

0

MUS 335Musical Theatre Voice

3

MUS 336Musical Theatre Voice

3

MUS 400Recital Seminar

0

MUS 435Musical Theatre Voice

3

MUS 436Musical Theatre Voice

3

THEA 101-THEA 102, THEA 201-THEA 202, THEA 301-THEA 302, and THEA 401- THEA 402: Cannot be applied to the B.F.A. degree.

Music Track

THEA 100Theatre Majors Seminar

1

MUS 021Choral Ensembles

MUS 024Choral Ensembles

MUS 033Opera Production Practicum

MUS 100Recital-Seminar

0

MUS 117Piano Class, Elementary

1

MUS 118Piano Class, Elementary

1

MUS 121Aural Skills I

2

MUS 122Aural Skills II

2

MUS 123Music Theory I

3

MUS 124Music Theory II

3

MUS 125Applied Music Major

2

MUS 126Applied Music Major

2

MUS 137Diction for Singers

.5

MUS 138Diction for Singers

.5

MUS 139Diction for Singers

.5

MUS 140Diction for Singers

.5

MUS 200Recital Seminar

0

MUS 217Piano Class, Intermediate

1

MUS 218Piano Class, Intermediate

1

MUS 221Aural Skills III

2

MUS 222Aural Skills IV

2

MUS 223Music Theory III

3

MUS 354Form and Analysis

3

MUS 235Musical Theatre Voice

3

MUS 236Musical Theatre Voice

3

MUS 300Recital Seminar

0

MUS 317Piano Class

1

MUS 318Piano Class

1

MUS 335Musical Theatre Voice

3

MUS 336Musical Theatre Voice

3

MUS 400Recital Seminar

0

MUS 435Musical Theatre Voice

3

MUS 436Musical Theatre Voice

3

THEA 101Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 102Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 121Introduction to Technical Theatre

3

THEA 131Acting Studio: Acting I

3

THEA 132Acting Studio: Acting II

3

THEA 201Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 202Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 220Makeup

1

THEA 231Acting Studio: Scene Study I

3

THEA 232Acting Studio: Scene Study II

3

THEA 242Acting Studio: Introduction to Voice and Movement I

3

THEA 243Acting Studio: Introduction to Voice and Movement II

3

THEA 301Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 302Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 353History of Musical Theatre

3

THEA 401Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 402Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 424Acting Studio: Audition Techniques

3

DANC 100Introduction to Dance

3

DANC 111Modern Technique I

2

DANC 112Ballet I

2

DANC 113Jazz Dance I

2

DANC 114Tap Dance I

2

THEA 101-THEA 102, THEA 201-THEA 202, THEA 301-THEA 302, and THEA 401- THEA 402: Cannot be applied to the B.F.A. degree.

Additional Requirements:

In addition to the specific and individual courses, periodic reviews of achievement are conducted for all candidates with the purpose of determining advancement or retention. The Musical Theatre program requires a vocal and acting jury at the conclusion of each semester. Dance juries are held at the end of the first year and each succeeding semester. A Vocal/Acting/Dance jury is conducted at the conclusion of the fourth semester to determine continuance in the program. A public senior recital is presented in the fourth year. The recital includes performance in acting, dancing and singing, and must be 25 minutes in length. Students on academic probation will not be permitted to participate in public performances.

Students select a specific track (Theatre or Music) upon entering the program.

Musical Theatre majors are required to complete Theatre and Dance Productions obligations every semester, which are practical extensions of the classroom. Theatre and Dance Productions credits do not count toward the total number of credits required in the B.F.A. Musical Theatre major. Musical Theatre majors must successfully complete a minimum of 30 upper level credit hours.