Admission to the theatre department is audition/interview only. Musical theatre audition requirements include the performance of two contrasting musical theatre pieces (32 measures of each) and a one minute monologue. Contractual acceptance into the department may be given; in this case, the student must show proficiency during the first semester in theatre courses by obtaining a 3.0 or higher and must audition again during the semester to become a musical theatre major.
The Musical Theatre Major provides training in musical theatre productions for aspiring actors, designers, directors, technicians, theatre managers, and theatre teachers. Students in the major will be able to successfully perform and rehearse as a ” triple threat” ( actor/singer/dancer) in musical theatre, direct and/ or produce musical theatre productions in education, church, community, military and professional settings, audition in musical theatre, identify basic music theory components, identify the history and components of American musical theatre, identify major influences in musical theatre, identify appropriate musical theatre productions for various audiences and venues, identify characters and themes from musical theatre repertoire and critique musical theatre productions.
No grade below “C” in a course required for the major or minor (including cognates and specified electives) will count toward satisfying that course requirement. This policy does not refer to general education requirements or elective courses.