Musical Theatre Bachelor of Fine Arts

Department of Theatre and Dance

Office: 212 Rockefeller Arts Center

(716) 673-3596

Samantha Kenney, Chairperson
Todd Proffitt, Associate Chairperson

Email: theatre.dance@fredonia.edu

School of Music

Office: 1151 Mason Hall

(716) 673-3151

Melvin Unger, 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.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

Required courses:

DANC 100Introduction to Dance

3

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

MUS 100Recital-Seminar

0

MUS 101Beginning Music Theory I

3

MUS 102Beginning Music Theory II

3

MUS 117Piano Class, Elementary

1

MUS 118Piano Class, Elementary

2

MUS 125Applied Music Major

2

MUS 126Applied Music Major

2

MUS 137Diction for Singers

0.5

MUS 138Diction for Singers

0.5

MUS 139Diction for Singers

0.5

MUS 140Diction for Singers

0.5

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 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

Total Credit Hours:98.0

NOTE:

  • Recital Seminars (MUS 100, MUS 200, MUS 300, MUS 400) must each be taken twice. Students are required to be in a Recital Seminar class for each semester they are taking voice lessons.
  • DANC 2xx: Indicates two 200-level technique courses to be taken in addition to specific DANC requirements. Students will be advised into appropriate DANC courses each semester.
  • MUS 0xx: Students must participate in a minimum of two choral ensembles during their four years in the BFA Musical Theatre program. Students are encouraged to audition for choral ensembles at the beginning of each academic year. Participation in any choral ensemble, including University Chorus, will fulfill this requirement.
  • All Fredonia students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours prior to graduation.
  • All majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance are expected to carry a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their major program, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

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.

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 45 upper level credit hours.