2014-2015 Catalog

Musical Theatre AFA Degree

The AFA degree is offered for students considering careers as professional performing artists. The course work will prepare a student for immediate professional work, but additional education is highly recommended. The AFA provides learning opportunities that will make the student well-rounded in the performing arts and is therefore also an excellent program for preparing a student for the diverse demands teachers face in the performing arts. The AFA degree is an intensive study in the application of the art form and prepares students to transfer into Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts programs at a four-year university.

 

The degree is designed to give the student an essential core of classes in Music, Dance, Theatre, & Musical Theatre and experience in production. All AFA students must take all 38 credits from the core groups listed below.

Degree Requirements

Music Core (6 credits)

THEA 1373SINGING FOR THE ACTOR I

2

MUSC 1290CLASS PIANO I

1

OR

APPLIED MUSIC I (PIANO)

1

APPLIED MUSIC I (VOICE)

1

APPLIED MUSIC II (VOICE)

1

APPLIED MUSIC III (VOICE)

1

Total Credit Hours:6

Theatre Core (14 credits)

THEA 1100ACTING

3

THEA 1115PLAY SCRIPT ANALYSIS

3

THEA 1200INTRODUCTION TO STAGE DESIGN

3

THEA 2160STAGE MAKE-UP

2

THEA 2220STAGECRAFT

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Dance Core (5 credits)

BALLET

2

THEA 1450TAP DANCE

1

THEA 1480JAZZ DANCE I

2

Total Credit Hours:5

Any level of Ballet course will meet the core requirement. An evaluation of each student will determine level placement.

Musical Theatre Core (9 credits)

THEA 1110ACTING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE

3

THEA 1120AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY & LIT

3

THEA 1374SINGING FOR THE ACTOR II

2

THEA 2495WORKSHOP: INTRO TO BUSINESS OF THEATRE

.5

THEA 2495WORKSHOP: INTRO TO AUDITIONING

.5

Total Credit Hours:9

Production Experience (4 credits)

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM

4 Total Credits

OR

THEA 2370SUMMER THEATRE

1-6

Total Credit Hours:4
4 total credits of any combination of Practicum or Summer Theatre

General Education Requirements (25-27 credits)

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

COLLEGE LEVEL MATH

3-4

COMPUTER COURSE

3

LAB SCIENCE

4

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

US GOVERNMENT

3

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0-1

Total Credit Hours:25-27

 

Program Electives (6 credits)

Additionally, the student will be required to build upon this core foundation by taking courses from the following list of major electives. The student may wish to choose electives that strengthen a weakness or help prepare them for a specialized career within the musical theatre industry.  At least six (6) credits from the following must be selected.

THEA 2100ACTING II

3

THEA 2165BEGINNING DIRECTING

3

THEA 2500THEATRE PORTFOLIO

1

THEA 2430MODERN DANCE II/I

3

THEA 2440MODERN DANCE II/II

3

THEA 2410BALLET II/I

3

THEA 2420BALLET II/II

3

THEA 2450TAP DANCE II

1

THEA 2212DANCE IMPROVISATION

2

THEA 2215DANCE COMPOSITION

2

MUSC 1040WRITTEN THEORY II

3

MUSC 2030WRITTEN THEORY III

3

MUSC 2035AURAL THEORY III

1

MUSC 2040WRITTEN THEORY IV

3

MUSC 2045AURAL THEORY IV

1

APPLIED MUSIC I (VOICE)

1

APPLIED MUSIC II (VOICE)

1

APPLIED MUSIC III (VOICE)

1

APPLIED MUSIC IV (VOICE)

1

APPLIED MUSIC I (PIANO)

1

APPLIED MUSIC II (PIANO)

1

APPLIED MUSICE III (PIANO)

1

APPLIED MUSIC IV (PIANO)

1

MUSC 1375SYMPHONIC BAND

1

MUSC 1390JAZZ ENSEMBLE I

1

MUSC 1400COLLEGIATE CHORALE

1

MUSC 1450VOCAL ENSEMBLE

1

MUSC 1485INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

0.5-1

MUSC 1490PIANO ENSEMBLE

1

MUSC 2415RECORDING ARTS I

2

MUSC 2425RECORDING ARTS II

2

MUSC 2150GUITAR II

1

THEA 2250COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I

3

THEA 2252DRAFTING & RENDERING FOR THEATRE

3

THEA 2230STAGE LIGHTING

3

THEA 2145COSTUME CONSTRUCTION

2

THEA 2610SOUND REINFORCEMENT I

2

MUSC 2420SOUND REINFORCEMENT II

2

THEA 2125BEGINNING SCENIC DESIGN

3

THEA 2270BEGINNING LIGHTING DESIGN

3

THEA 2175BEGINNING COSTUME DESIGN

3

THEA 2615SOUND DESIGN

2

THEA 2810SCENIC PAINTING FOR THEATRE

3

THEA 2185PERIOD STYLES

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

THEA 2472THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM II

2

THEA 2473THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM III

3

THEA 2370SUMMER THEATRE

1-6

THEA 2971TECHNICAL THEATRE INTERNSHIP

1-4

THEA 2972THEATRE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

1-4

THEA 2973REHEARSAL ACCOMPANIST INTERNSHIP

1-4

THEA 1430MODERN DANCE I/I

2

THEA 1440MODERN DANCE I/II

2

THEA 1410BALLET I/I

2

THEA 1420BALLET I/II

2

THEA 1450TAP DANCE

1

THEA 1480JAZZ DANCE I

2

THEA 2480JAZZ DANCE II

2

MUSC 1045AURAL THEORY II

1

THEA 2105DANCE HISTORY I

3

THEA 2106DANCE HISTORY II

3

THEA 1000INTRO TO THEATRE

3

THEA 1030WRITTEN THEORY I--MUSICAL THEATRE MAJORS

3

THEA 1035AURAL THEORY I--MUSICAL THEATRE MAJORS

1

THEA 2110ACTING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE II

3

 

Suggested Four Semester Schedule

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

 

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

THEA 1100ACTING

3

THEA 1373SINGING FOR THE ACTOR I

2

THEA 2160STAGE MAKE-UP

2

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

THEA 2495WORKSHOP: INTRO TO BUSINESS OF THEATRE

.5

BALLET

2

Total Credit Hours:16.5
Students will be evaluated and placed in an appropriate level of Ballet.

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

COLLEGE LEVEL MATH

3-4

MUSC 1290CLASS PIANO I

1

THEA 1374SINGING FOR THE ACTOR II

2

THEA 1450TAP DANCE

1

THEA 1480JAZZ DANCE I

2

THEA 2220STAGECRAFT

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

APPLIED MUSIC I (VOICE)

1

Total Credit Hours:17-18

 

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

COMPUTER COURSE

3

LAB SCIENCE

4

THEA 1110ACTING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE

3

THEA 1115PLAY SCRIPT ANALYSIS

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

THEA 2495WORKSHOP: INTRO TO AUDITIONING

.5

APPLIED MUSIC I (VOICE)

1

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE FROM APPROVED LIST)

3

Total Credit Hours:18.5

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

US GOVERNMENT

3

THEA 1120AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY & LIT

3

THEA 1200INTRODUCTION TO STAGE DESIGN

3

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

APPLIED MUSIC I (VOICE)

1

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE FROM APPROVED LIST)

3

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0-1

Total Credit Hours:17-18

Total Credit Hours: 69-71