Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre

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In the Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre Program, you’ll develop performance techniques and build your acting resumé. You’ll strengthen your acting, singing and dancing skills as you work with devoted faculty and professional artists from the field. You’ll also demonstrate what you learn in the classroom through vast public performance opportunities.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Musical Theatre, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

This is a new Musical Theatre BA created by integrating the current Music and Theatre resources. The departments will collaborate to provide EWU students with a comprehensive degree. This program combines courses in dance, music and theatre.

There is a high demand for Musical Theatre training in the state of Washington and beyond. This is a performance degree program, and students will develop acting, singing, and dancing skills. This collaboration will serve students as the only university-level musical theatre degree program in the Inland Northwest region. The program combines the rigor of both the music and the theatre programs in providing the highest quality Musical Theatre training. Future collaborations in technology arts and audio engineering will be incorporated as we employ contemporary practices in musical theatre productions.

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required.

Required Dance Courses
THTR 161BALLET I2
THTR 176MODERN DANCE I2
THTR 180JAZZ DANCE I2
Required Music Courses
MUSC 101
MUSC 102
MUSC 103
MUSIC THEORY I
and MUSIC THEORY II
and MUSIC THEORY III
9
MUSC 104
MUSC 105
MUSC 106
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS II
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS III
3
MUSC 120
MUSC 121
MUSC 122
PIANO CLASS I FOR MAJORS
and PIANO CLASS II FOR MAJORS
and PIANO CLASS III FOR MAJORS
3
MUSC 170COMMERCIAL VOICE LESSON (must be repeated for 6 credits)6
MUSC 371COMMERCIAL VOICE LESSON (must be repeated for 6 credits)6
MUSC 320DICTION FOR SINGERS I1
MUSC 470SENIOR RECITAL1-5
Required Music Ensembles
MUSE 340SYMPHONIC CHOIR (must be repeated)2
or MUSE 341 CONCERT CHOIR
MUSE 350OPERA WORKSHOP (must be repeated)2
Music Electives at the 300- or 400-level4
VOCAL JAZZ II
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
OPERA WORKSHOP
POP COMBO
Required Theatre Courses
THTR 150FUND OF MUSIC/DANCE THEATRE3
THTR 110MOVEMENT AND VOICE3
THTR 210ACTING I4
THTR/HUMN 303SURVEY OF THEATRE HISTORY5
THTR 310ACTING II4
THTR 330STAGE COSTUME3
THTR 338CONCEPTS OF THEATRICAL DESIGN3
THTR 380THEATRE EXPERIENCE (must be repeated four times)4
THTR 410ACTING III4
THTR 412ACTING: THE PROFESSION4
THTR 421DIRECTING I4
Theater Electives5
STAGE MAKE-UP
BALLET II
MODERN DANCE II
JAZZ DANCE II
SPECIAL SKILLS FOR ACTORS
ACTING WORKSHOP: VARIABLE TOPICS
DIRECTING II
FIELD EXPERIENCE IN THEATRE
DIRECTED STUDY
Required Senior Capstone/Thesis
MUSC 491MUSIC SENIOR THESIS4-5
or THTR 491 SENIOR THESIS PROJECT
Total Credits93-98

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