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Bachelor of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre
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The new Music Theatre option at UND is intended for the talented and serious student who wishes to pursue a career in musical theatre.
This interdisciplinary program requires course work in dance, music, and theatre.
All musical theatre students also complete a strong core of liberal arts courses. Student progress in the option is measured in class work, performances, and juries.
Over four years the students will have the opportunity to audition for one or two musicals each year that will cover the classic American musical, new works, and operettas.
Our New York Showcase programs give seniors in this and the acting option an opportunity to audition for casting agents, graduate schools, and industry professionals.
B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Audition
Auditions should consist of portions from two contrasting musical theatre pieces (16 bars in length) and a monologue. Students should be prepared to sing the entire pieces if asked. Monologues should be from a straight play, not a musical.
Each student auditioning will be required to submit a resume and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Program Application and a headshot if available. All applications must be turned into the Theatre Department Office a week prior to auditioning.
Acceptance into the Program
All Applying for acceptance into the B.F.A. Musical Theatre Program must demonstrate a satisfactory competence in scholarship, vocal ability, acting and theatre knowledge. In order to demonstrate competence in scholarship each student applying to the program must hold a cumulative 2.5 GPA. In order to demonstrate competence in theatre knowledge students must submit a theatrical resume listing his/her production work. In order to demonstrate competence in vocal ability and acting each student will complete an audition for the program.
The B.F.A. in Musical Theatre is a pre-professional program that trains musical theatre students in the areas of acting, vocal performance, and dance. With an emphasis on practical application, the musical theatre program seeks to provide ample opportunity for performance, while grounding the student with a foundation in history, theory and analysis.
For more information, contact Professor Emily Cherry, head of our Musical Theatre program.
B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with a Major in Theatre Arts
Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:
I. Essential Studies Requirements (See University ES listing): 36 credit hours
II. The Following Curriculum:
|MUSC 130||Music Theory I||3|
|MUSC 131||Aural Skills I||1|
|MUSC 133||Keyboard Skills I||1|
|Choral Ensemble (audition required)||1|
|Individual Lessons (taken every semester)*||16|
|THEA 110||Introduction to Theatre Arts||3|
|THEA 120||Voice and Movement I||2|
|THEA 161||Acting I||3|
|THEA 201||Theatre Practicum||1|
|THEA 220||Voice and Movement II||2|
|THEA 230||Text Analysis||3|
|THEA 240||Ballet I||2|
|THEA 241||Jazz Dance I||2|
|THEA 242||Tap Dance||1|
|THEA 260||Costume Craft||3|
|THEA 271||Intermediate Acting I: The Actor in You||3|
|THEA 204||Introduction to Acting for Musical Theatre||3|
|THEA 300||Play Direction I||3|
|THEA 371||Advanced Acting: Advanced Scene Study||3|
|THEA 344||Musical Theatre Dance Style||2|
|THEA 404||Acting for the Music Theatre||3|
|THEA 423||History of the Theatre: Classical, Medieval and Renaissance||3|
|THEA 424||History of the Theatre: Seventeenth Century to the Present||3|
|THEA 494||Senior Project||4|
|THEA 450||Musical Theatre History||3|
|THEA 243||Modern Dance I||2|
|THEA 330||Contemporary Theatre||3|
|THEA 340||Ballet II||2|
|THEA 341||Jazz Dance II||2|
|THEA 342||Modern Dance II||2|
|THEA 425||Play Direction II||3|
|THEA 471||Advanced Acting III: Shakespeare||3|
|MUSC 134||Music Theory II||3|
|MUSC 135||Aural Skills II||1|
|MUSC 136||Keyboard Skills II||1|
|MUSC 242||Diction for Singers||2|
|MUSC 269||Opera Workshop||1|
|Others by Advisor Approval||12|
Course number for individual lessons determined at registration.