Department of Music and Theatre

BA in Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is a prescribed degree. After completing the common core classes, students focus their studies specifically on musical theatre performance in the areas of acting, singing, and dancing.

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

For more information on classes for the major, please go to the University Catalog

See Bachelor's Degree Requirements 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.

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.

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.

Please click here to view the Musical Theatre Major Academic Plan (PDF).

Recent On-Campus Master Classes Include

Nikki Snelson (Broadway’s Legally Blonde, Annie Get Your Gun, Sweet Charity)

Aaron Lazar (Broadway’s The Light in the Piazza, Mamma Mia, The Last Ship, Phantom of the Opera)

Krysta Rodriguez (Broadway’s Addams Family, In The Heights, Spring Awakening)

Theatre Pages

BA in Theatre

BA in Musical Theatre

Minors in Theatre


Music and Theatre in the Chico State Course Catalog:

Course Catalog: MUTA

List of Courses