The undergraduate faculty of Performing Arts is committed to the following learning objectives for the BFA in Musical Theatre program.
Analyze a body of music and/or dramatic literature.
Identify and accomplish stage actions and character goals.
Demonstrate their ability to use their singing voice.
Demonstrate an ability to include the physical in their work on stage, including dancing.
Demonstrate an ability to collaborate in the act of making theatre.
Demonstrate skills in professional comportment.
Since an intensive residency is essential to the success of the program, BFA Musical Theatre students are not eligible to participate in external programs (the Los Angeles Program and the Kasteel Well Program in the Netherlands, etc.) during the academic year. They may, however, participate in external programs if offered in a summer semester.
12 credits*: Performing Arts Core
*BFA Musical Theatre majors are not required to complete the Advanced Theatre Studies requirement, reducing their Performing Arts Core requirements from 16 to 12 credits. In addition, Musical Theatre majors complete MU 304 and MU 305 in place of TH 216.