Music Theatre Minor

For information, contact the Department of Music, 109 Presser Hall, 513-529-3014, or the Department of Theatre, 119 Center for Performing Arts, 513-529-3053.

This minor offers students the opportunity to pursue the specialized skills necessary for performance in music theatre: acting, singing, and dancing. Students will complete courses in these three distinct disciplines as well as integrate them in an upper-level acting course and through participation in productions. The minor is designed to enhance the current music and theatre major curricula. Admission to the minor is open to all majors by audition only. All courses in the minor must be taken for a grade (except for KNH/THE110A which is offered credit/no credit only); a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the minor.

Program Requirements

(23 semester hours)

Core requirements (common to all majors)
CCA 231Dance for the Musical Stage3
CCA 331Acting for the Musical Stage3
KNH/THE 110ABeginning Ballet 12
THE 151Stage Makeup1
THE 395The Musical in American Culture3
Production Participation1
All Music Theatre Minors must participate in one production, selected from Musical Theatre, Opera, and Grand Night for Singing
Grand Night: The Great American Songbook
Opera Production
THE 200N
Prod & Perform-Musical
Acting3
Theatre majors complete THE131; all other majors complete THE123 (or THE131 with permission of instructor).
Acting for the Non-Major: Text and Performance
Principles of Acting
Music Theory3
Music majors complete MUS101; all other majors complete MUS119.
Introduction to Music Theory
Theory of Music I
Specialized Requirements4
All majors except voice (voice majors see next requirement):
Class Voice for Music Theatre
Applied Voice for Music Theatre (take twice)
Voice majors complete the following two requirements:
Select one course:
Costume Fundamentals
Stagecraft and Theatre Technologies
Scene Painting Fundamentals
Stage Management
Introduction to Arts Management
Complete one credit of production practicum in a technical/non-performance area:
THE 200B
Prod & Performance:Scenery
THE 200C
Prod & Performance-Properties
THE 200D
Prod & Perf-Stage Management
THE 200E
Prod & Performance-Costumes
THE 200F
Prod & Performance-Lighting
THE 200G
Prod & Performance-Sound
THE 200I
Prod & Performance-Makeup
Total Credit Hours23