Music Theater Minor
A Music-Theater minor can open doors to careers in theater and musical theater as a singer-actor, a composer or lyricist, or as someone who works "behind the scenes."
The study of Music-Theater can also provide skills applicable to other job areas such as music therapy and music education. Most importantly, however, is the fact that these days, the job market is demanding people who can present themselves with confidence in a variety of public settings, as well as think creatively-out of the box-and in no other discipline will a student find so many opportunities to hone their creative spirit.
Required Courses for a Music-Theater Minor (6 courses - 24 credits):
- PERF1302 Music-Theater through the Ages or PERF1303 History of American Musical Theater
- PERF1321 The ABCs of Music Notation: Dots, Lines, and Squiggles*
- PERF2111 Acting: Basic Techniques
- PERF2322 Read and Sing
- PERF2312 Advanced Performance Techniques for the Singing Actor**
- PERF3121 Theatrical Design and Production
- At least one semester of private voice lessons
- At least three performances as part of a live program
* A student may be exempt from taking PERF1321 The ABCs of Music Notation through demonstration of skills and mastery of knowledge as determined by the course instructor and department chair. In such a case, another course would be decided, in consultation with the department chair, to take its place.
** A student may be required to take PERF0312 Performing Techniques for the Singing Actor as a prerequisite. To be decided through consultation with the instructor.