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Program: Minor in Musical Theatre

Program Description

Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication Minor in Musical Theatre

The minor in Musical Theatre is an integrated studies minor in Music and Theatre offered through the College of Arts, Media and Communication. The program offers the opportunity to study basic musicianship skills, applied voice, acting and stage movement. Students will study musical theatre dance, musical theatre techniques and participate in musical theatre productions. This minor is available to all students, including Music and Theatre majors.

Production Participation:

Some Theatre minors are required to complete two upper division department production participations. Completed assignments should reflect the broad spectrum of theatre production areas, including, but not limited to acting, directing, scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, sound, makeup, technology, management and dramaturgy. Courses that require a production assignment as part of the course TH 339, TH 361A, TH 361B, TH 362ATH 362BTH 363A, TH 363B, TH 367TH 376TH 382ABC, TH 383, TH 384TH 390ABC, TH 459, TH 490ABC, TH 498B, TH 498C and TH 498D) will fulfill the production assignment for the semester during which the course is taken. TH 391 (0-0) carries no unit credit but validates production participation associated with above courses.

Program Requirements

1. Required Music Courses (11 units)

MUS 100 Music Fundamentals (3)
MUS 238A/B Elements of Vocal Technique (1-1-1-1)*
MUS 282 Musical Theatre Performance Techniques (1-1)

Choose 2 units from the following:

MUS 110A/MUS 110B Keyboard Musicianship (1-1)
MUS 131A/B First-year Piano (1-1)

*Music majors taking individual lessons in voice may substitute up to two units of individual voice lessons for MUS 238A.

2. Required Theatre Courses (16 units)

TH 108A Acting I: Fundamentals (2)
TH 208A Acting II: Character and Text (2)
TH 142M Theatre Movement I (2)
TH 143V Theatre Voice and Speech I (2)
TH 333 The American Musical (3)
TH 346 Musical Theatre Workshop (3)

Choose 2 units from the following:

TH 390A Theatre Production Participation (1-1)
TH 390B Theatre Production Participation (2)

3. Required Dance Courses (2 units)

KIN 141A Jazz Dance I (1)
KIN 141B Jazz Dance II (1)
KIN 139A Ballet I (1)
KIN 139B Ballet II (1)

Students with extensive dance experience should consult with Kinesiology for a substitution.

Total Units in the Minor: 29

More information

For more information about this program, please contact


Department of Theatre
Chair: Ah-Jeong Kim
Nordhoff Hall (NH) 110
(818) 677-3086