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Musical Theatre Minor

The minor in musical theatre performance, a joint program in the Department of Music and the Department of Dramatic Art, provides students with opportunities to improve their abilities in musical theatre performance. The minor has three components including acting literacy, music literacy, and movement literacy.

Required Course:

DRAM/MUSC 151 Introduction to the American Stage Musical 

At least 4 hours: 

  • DRAM 135 Acting for the non-majors 
  • DRAM 140 Voice Training I
  • DRAM 144 Acting the song 

At least 4 hours: 

  • PHYA 208 beginning ballet 
  • PHYA 212 introduction to dance technique 
  • PHYA 224 beginning of modern dance 
  • PHYA 308 intermediate ballet 
  • PHYA 324 intermediate modern dance 
  • PHYA 408 advanced ballet 
  • DRAM 154 performer’s awareness
  • DRAM 155 movement for the actor 

The remaining 4 hours can come from either list.