2018-2019 Catalog

Musical Theatre, Associate of Arts

Musical Theatre offers students the opportunity to study the individual art forms of theatre, music, and dance, as well as their interrelationship that forms the unique art of musical theatre. As one of two distinctly American art forms (the other being jazz), musical theatre provides the foundation for performing careers in live theatre, film, television, video or online, as well as teaching and research fields, arts therapy paths within the healthcare profession, entertainment law within the legal profession, and performing arts management within both the for-profit and non-profit business profession. The program utilizes an intensly collaborative, hands-on, studio approach, with ample opportunities for performances in spaces large and small, traditional as well as non-traditional, and working with student theatre technicians, musicians and dancers beyond musical theatre. It is possible for a student who obtains an A.A. in Musical Theatre to earn between $10 - $15 per hour as a performer with theatre companies across the country, however it is advisable to pursue studies leading to the bachelor's degree. The A.A. in Musical Theatre degree transfers successfully to four-year college and university programs. While an additional two years of study leading to a B. A., B. F. A. or B. M. in Musical Theatre may be sufficient for those interested in performing, generally two to three years of graduate study leading to a Master's degree (for educators), an M. F. A. (for higher education careers) may be required.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

THEA 1100ACTING

3

THEA 2220STAGECRAFT

3

THEA 2495WORKSHOPS IN THEATRE

.5

THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

1

DANCE CHOICE

2

APPLIED MUSIC I (VOICE)

1

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:17.5

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Dance Choice can be fulfilled by Ballet I/I (DANC 1410), Tap Dance I (DANC 1450), Ballet II/I (DANC 2410), Tap Dance II (DANC 2450), or Jazz Dance II (DANC 2480).
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    THEA 1700VOICE FOR THE ACTOR

    2

    THEA 2160STAGE MAKE-UP

    2

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    THEA 2150STAGE MANAGEMENT

    3

    DANCE CHOICE

    2

    APPLIED MUSIC I (VOICE)

    1

    MUSC 1010MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS

    3

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    Total Credit Hours:17
    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:
  • Dance Choice can be fulfilled by Ballet I/II (DANC 1420), Jazz Dance I (DANC 1480), Contemporary Jazz Dance (DANC 1490), Ballet II/II (DANC 2420), or Tap Repertory and Improvisation (DANC 2455).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    THEA 2100ACTING II

    3

    THEA 2495WORKSHOPS IN THEATRE

    .5

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    THEA 1115PLAY SCRIPT ANALYSIS

    3

    DANCE CHOICE

    2

    APPLIED MUSIC I (VOICE)

    1

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    Total Credit Hours:14.5
    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:
  • Dance Choice can be fulfilled by Ballet I/I (DANC 1410), Tap Dance I (DANC 1450), Ballet II/I (DANC 2410), Tap Dance II (DANC 2450), or Jazz Dance II (DANC 2480).
  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Current Issues in Biology (BIOL 1003) or Physical Geology (GEOL 1100).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    THEA 1110ACTING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE

    3

    THEA 1200INTRODUCTION TO STAGE DESIGN

    3

    THEA 2471THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

    1

    DANCE CHOICE

    2

    APPLIED MUSIC I (VOICE)

    1

    US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:16
    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:
  • Dance Choice can be fulfilled by Ballet I/II (DANC 1420), Jazz Dance I (DANC 1480), Contemporary Jazz Dance (DANC 1490), Ballett II/II (DANC 2420), or Tap Repertory and Improvisation (DANC 2455).
  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251) and American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000). 
  • Social Science Course can be fulfilled by Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200), Nutrition (HLED 1140), Wellness (HLED 1103), or Sociological Principles (SOC 1000).
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    Total Credit Hours: 65