May 28, 2023  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Musical Theatre, B.F.A.

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The goals of the Musical Theatre program in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts are to enable students:  (1.) to use their knowledge of and skills in music, dance and acting to prepare for auditions and performances.  (2) to present theatrical repertoire representing a variety of genres with appropriate interpretive and technical proficiency as actors, singers and dancers and (3) develop an appreciation for the importance of musical theatre as it relates to the liberal arts.

The department offers a Bachelor of Fine Art (B.F.A) Degree in Musical Theatre


College-Wide Requirements:

In addition to meeting the requirements in General Education and in the major, students must also complete six (6) credits in the Liberal Arts Core required of all majors in the College of Liberal Arts.  Options for satisfying this requirement are outlined under the section on the College of Liberal Arts.  Also, to qualify for graduation, students must pass the Senior Departmental Comprehensive Examination with a grade of 70 or higher, must have taken two-thirds of all of their junior and Senior level requirements in the major at Morgan (unless granted prior written permission by the Dean to take courses elsewhere); and must have earned a cumulative average of 2.0 or higher and a  major average of 2.0 or higher, with no outstanding grades below “C” in the major (which includes all courses required for the major and required supporting courses).  


Requirements for the B.F.A. Degree in Musical Theatre

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.  These credit hours are distributed as follows:

General Education and University Requirements     43

Liberal Arts Core Requirements     6

Required Courses for the Theatre Arts Major     71

Total Credits     120

General Education and University Requirements 43 credits

Liberal Arts Core 6 credits

  • XXXX - Liberal Arts Core 3 credits
  • XXXX - Liberal Arts Core 3 credits

Required Core Courses for the Musical Theatre Major 71 credits

Music Core Courses 10 credits

Musical Theatre Electives 5 credits

Musical Theatre Electives are five (5) credits chosen from the following selections:

Free Electives 5 credits

Free electives are five (5) credits chosen from any course(s) in the university.

  • XXXX - Free Elective 5 credits

Total Credits 120

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements wher enot specified by the department.

Foreign Language 6 credits

  • XXXX - Foreign Language 3 credits
  • XXXX - Foreign Language 3 credits

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