The Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

Please see General Education, Cultural Diversity, American Institutions, and Literacy Requirements under the BA in Theatre Arts.

Course Requirements for the Major: 62 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Degree Program Core: 44 units

16 courses required:

MUSC 217 Beginning Voice 1.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Note: MUSC 217 must be taken twice, for a total of 2 units.

MUSC 219 Fundamentals of Music 3.0 FS
THEA 100 Theatre Forum 1.0 FA
THEA 130 Movement for Actors 3.0 FS
THEA 131 Ballet for Musical Theatre 2.0 FA
THEA 133 Jazz Dance for Musical Theatre 2.0 SP
THEA 140 Voice for Performance 3.0 FS
THEA 150 Foundations of Drama 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Declared Theatre or Musical Theatre major or minor. Corequisites: THEA 150X.
THEA 150X Theatrical Readings 2.0 FA
Corequisites: THEA 150.
THEA 160 Foundations of Acting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Declared Theatre or Musical Theatre major or minor.
THEA 170 Foundations of Design 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Declared Theatre or Musical Theatre major or minor.
THEA 250 Textual Analysis for Prod 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: For Theatre and Musical Theatre majors: THEA 150; for Theatre minors and all others: THEA 110.
THEA 260 Intermediate Acting I 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: THEA 130, THEA 140, THEA 150, THEA 150X, either THEA 160 or THEA 112H, or permission of the instructor.
THEA 351 Hist of Musical Theatre 3.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 351X is required.
THEA 351X Read/Listen in Mus Thea Lit 1.0 SP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 351 is required.
THEA 361 Intermd Acting II: Mus Theatre 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: THEA 250, THEA 260.

Rehearsal/Acting Practica: 2 units

2 units selected from:

THEA 201 Theatre Rehearsal I 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Audition or permission of instructor.
THEA 202 Musical Theatre Rehearsal I 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Audition or permission of instructor.
THEA 203 Dance Theatre Rehearsal I 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Audition or permission of instructor.

Technical Theatre Practica: 2 units

2 units selected from:

THEA 204 Costume Practice I 1.0 FS
THEA 205 Scene/Light Practice I 1.0 FS
THEA 206 Production Assistant I 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Audition or permission of instructor.

Electives Requirement: 18 units

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses as follows:

Theatre

6 units selected from:

THEA 123 Make-Up 3.0 FA
THEA 340 Advanced Voice for Performance 3.0 F2
Prerequisites: THEA 260.
THEA 350 History of Modern Theatre 3.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 350X is required.
THEA 350X Readings in Dramatic Lit 1.0 SP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 350 is required.
THEA 360 Intermed Acting II--Theatre 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: THEA 250, THEA 260.
THEA 380 Directing 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: THEA 170, THEA 250, THEA 260.
THEA 460 Seminar in Advanced Acting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: THEA 360 or THEA 361.

Theatre Dance

6 units selected from:

THEA 132 Tap Dance for Musical Theatre 2.0 FA
THEA 134 Modern Dance for Musical Thea 2.0 SP
THEA 235 Musical Theatre Dance Survey 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: THEA 131 or THEA 133 (or equivalent course work or experience) or permission of instructor.
THEA 331 Int Ballet for Musical Theatre 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: THEA 131 or permission of instructor.
THEA 332 Intermed Tap Dance for MUTH 2.0 FA
Prerequisites: THEA 132 or permission of instructor.
THEA 333 Int Jazz for Musical Theatre 2.0 FA
Prerequisites: THEA 133 or permission of instructor.
THEA 382 Seminar in Choreography 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: THEA 112 or THEA 160, THEA 203 or THEA 303, or instructor's permission.
THEA 383 Choreographic Production 2.0 FA
Prerequisites: THEA 382 and permission of instructor.

Music

3 units selected from:

MUSC 110F Studio Instruction: Voice 1.0 FS
MUSC 109 Intro to Music Technology 3.0 FA
MUSC 291 American Music 3.0 FS *
MUSC 292 Maj Mus Fig in West Civ 3.0 FS
MUSC 293 History of Jazz 3.0 SP
MUSC 294 History of Rock Music 3.0 FA
MUSC 296 African American Music 3.0 FS * Eth

This course is also offered as AFAM 296.

MUSC 309 Music Industry 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
MUSC 310F Studio Instruction: Voice 1.0 FS
MUSC 373 Vocal Diction and Literature I 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.
MUSC 374 Vocal Diction & Literature II 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.

Voice

3 units selected from:

MUSC 110F Studio Instruction: Voice 1.0 FS
MUSC 217 Beginning Voice 1.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Note: In addition to the 2 units of MUSC 217 required in the Core, it may be taken again for a maximum of 2 additional units.

MUSC 310F Studio Instruction: Voice 1.0 FS

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total University offerings. You should consult with an advisor regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your University experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Special Musical Theatre Requirements

1. In the annual spring auditions, each student must demonstrate appropriate competence in the major before a faculty committee. Consult with an advisor for format and standards upon admission to the degree program.

2. Students must participate in auditions for all theatre productions or make portfolio presentations. Enrollment in THEA 401, THEA 402, THEA 406, THEA 460, THEA 470 and participation in production assignments(s) are determined by satisfactory completion of audition and portfolio presentations each semester.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.