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Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Musical Theatre

The B.A. in Music with a Concentration in Musical Theatre is designed for students interested in focused study in Musical Theatre. Students receive applied instruction in the various styles of Musical Theatre and participate in a musical theatre ensemble. In lieu of a cognate or minor, students in this concentration complete 18 credit hours of dance and theatre courses.

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Bachelor of Arts in Music (Musical Theatre Concentration) - 121 hours total

Carolina Core
a) Aesthetic Interpretation and Understanding (AIU): MUSC 115 [3 credits]; THEA 170 [3 credits]; any CC-AIU courses [6 credits]
b) Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving (ARP): any CC-ARP course [6 credits]
c) Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Written (CMW): ENGL 101, 102 [passed with "C" or higher, 6 credits]
d) Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (GSS):  any CC-GSS courses[6 credits]
e) Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (GHS): 1 US and 1 non-US CC-GHS course [6 credits]
f) Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (GFL): Language Proficiency through 122 [0-9 credits]
g) Scientific Literacy (SCI): Two 4-credit hour CC-SCI courses [8 credits]
h) Overlay Eligible Courses: Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (CMS); Information Literacy (INF); Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (VSR); up to two of these requirements may be met in overlay courses [3-9 credits]

47-56 credits

Major Requirements 
a) Music Theory and Aural Skills: MUSC 117, 118, 215, 217, 218; two theory elective courses [13 credits] 
b) Music History: MUSC 353, 354; one history elective course [9 credits] 
c) Applied Music courses: at least six semesters of MUSC 111 [12 credits]
d) Ensembles, at least 4 credits of MUSC 130M or MUSC 450 and 1 credit of chamber ensemble [8 credits] 
e) MUSC 278: Intro to Diction or MUSC 500: Styles of Singing [2 credits]
f) Music Electives [4 credits]
g) Recital Class: MUSC 100 [0 credits; 5 semesters]
g) Music Advocacy: MUSC 100A [0 credits]
h) Recital Class Lab: MUSC 100L [1 credit]

49 credits

Musical Theater Concentration
a) DANC 102B: Ballet Technique I [2 credits] 
b) DANC 112B: Contemporary Dance [2 credits]
c) DANC 178: Jazz Dance Technique I [2 credits]
d) THEA 240: Beginning Voice and Speech [3 credits] 
e) THEA 270: Beginning Acting [3 credits]
f) THEA 280: Elements of Design for Theatre Production [3 credits]
g) THEA 370: Intermediate Acting [3 credits]

18 credits

Nonmusic Electives

0-13 credits

2022-2023 Course Details and Four-Year Degree Plan
Requirements for previous academic years may be found here.

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