Dec 02, 2023  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Musical Theatre (BA)

  • Program Prerequisite: Completion of the required pre-major core courses listed under the following Course Requirements with a grade of “C” or better and an audition are required for admission to this program.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) in addition to an overall GPA of 2.00 or better.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 68-69 of these are required within the major. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above); a minimum of 19 of these is required within the major.
  • Program Code: 3049BA with cohort MTPERF (Performance Track) or MTDIRECT (Music Direction Track)
  • CIPC: 500509


Students should meet annually with a faculty advisor for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6437 for more information and referrals for an appointment.

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Admission Requirements

An audition is required for admission to this program after completing the pre-major core courses. Auditions will be scheduled in spring semester each year.

General Education

Refer to General Requirements for Bachelor of Arts requirements. See Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA listed under the major course requirements. The following courses required for this major may also be applied to fill general education requirements: DANC 1010 CA/DV - Introduction to Dance  (3), THEA 1033 CA - Introduction to Acting  (3) and THEA 1043 CA - Introduction to American Musical Theatre  (3).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Have writing skills and ability to use research tools (library, internet, etc.).
  • Be able to present critical thinking through verbal and written presentations regarding the theatre. Specific areas of expertise will include major works, major figures, theory, and history.
  • Have a practical, working knowledge of how to produce a play on stage, including all related performance, script, design, and technical considerations.
  • Be able to critically evaluate what they and others have created.
  • Develop necessary skills to be proficient in at least one area of theatre (performance, teaching, technical/design-costume, technical/design-scenery, technical/design-lighting, technical/design-sound, directing, theatre management, or playwriting), with the ability to identify, analyze and resolve specific problems pertaining to that area.
  • Understand the historical context of theatre, drama, and performance including plays, major figures, costumes, scenic innovations, and theoretical approaches, and how these relate to contemporary society and culture.
  • Have experience with individual and collaborative processes needed to produce and understand theatre.

Major Course Requirements for BA Degree

Required Pre-Major Core Courses (15 credit hours)

Admittance to the Musical Theatre Major is contingent upon successful completion of the Pre-Major Core Courses AND by successful audition/interview. The program audition may be attempted concurrently while enrolled in the Pre-Major Core. Transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basis.

This Pre-Major Core includes 3 credit hours of Creative Arts Gen Ed, so only 12 credit hours are added to the total required hours for the degree.

Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA

Refer to Degree Requirements  in this catalog. Musical Theatre majors must complete Option 1 - Foreign Language (12 credit hours of a foreign language, refer to the Foreign Language section of this catalog for additional information on obtaining foreign language credit) OR Option 2 - Foreign Language and Language Arts (6 credit hours of a foreign language and 6 hours of language arts-the required language arts courses are: THEA 3343 - History & Literature of Musical Theatre  and either THEA 3303 - History and Literature of Theatre I (3)  or THEA 3313 - History and Literature of Theatre II (3) .

Required Courses for Musical Theatre, Performance Track (57 credit hours)

Dance (7 credit hours)

The following courses may be repeated for credit as approved by an advisor

Theatre (38 credit hours)

Theatre Design (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following Theatre Design classes, prerequisites may need to be met first.

Required Courses for Musical Theatre, Music Direction Track (57 credit hours)

Theatre (30 credit hours)

Theatre Design (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following Theatre Design classes, prerequisites may need to be met first.