2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Musical Theatre Major (BFA)

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Majors: Musical Theatre, Biblical Studies

Total: 131 credit hours

Major Mission: The Musical Theatre major is designed to develop highly skilled artists to influence culture with grace and truth.

Major Outcomes: In addition to the department objectives, the students will:

  1. Perform diverse and advanced solo and ensemble repertoire in voice, dance and acting with technical prowess and with interpretation that reflects the period, culture, and style of the piece.
  2. Evaluate multiple worldviews within theatre arts from a biblical perspective.
  3. Demonstrate the necessary skills set for managing the non-performance aspects of a professional performance career.
  4. research and critical thinking skills to deepen and refine the quality of artistic work.
  5. Communicate effectively in written, oral, visual and technological formats.

Requirements:

  1. Complete all credit requirements for general college and specific major.
  2. Fulfill all department requirements as outlined in MWPA handbook.
  3. Maintain professional GPA of 3.0.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in all areas of musical theatre - voice, acting, dance.
  5. Accumulate eight semesters of applied voice
  6. Attend all required MWPA department forums, performances, and events.
  7. Satisfactorily complete all internships and practicum.
  8. Perform and obtain a satisfactory evaluation from the MWPA faculty for junior and senior recitals.

Musical Theatre Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

ENS 101NCChorale

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

THR 101Acting I

2

THR 130Ballet I

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 101Worship & Performing Arts Seminar

1

WPA 102Intro to Music, Worship, & the Performing Arts

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring Semester

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

ENS 101NCChorale

0

ENS 132Musical Theatre

1

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUL 101Piano Lab I

1

MUS 101Music Theory I

2

MUS 101LMusicianship I Lab

1

THR 201Acting II

3

THR 230Ballet II

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

Total Credit Hours:16

MUL 101 or proficiency

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

HIS 224History of Christian Song

3

ENS 101NCChorale

0

ENS 201Musical Theatre Workshop

1

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUS 102Music Theory II

2

MUS 102LMusicianship II Lab

1

THR 140Jazz I

1

THR 210Stage Management

2

THR 301Acting lll: Song as Text

3

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

PHE 129Rhythmic Movement

1

ENS 101NCChorale

0

ENS 132Musical Theatre

1

ENS 136Dance Workshop

1

ENS 202Opera Workshop

1

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUL 102Piano Lab II

1

THR 240Jazz II

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

HUM 240Music History I

3

ENS 114Musical Theatre Production

1

ENS 201Musical Theatre Workshop

1

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

THR 351Tap I

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 301Worship & Performing Arts Internship I

0

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

BOT 210Psalms

3

HUM 340Music History II

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

ENS 132Musical Theatre

1

ENS 136Dance Workshop

1

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

THR 352Tap II

1

THR 401Acting IV

2

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 302Worship & Performing Arts Internship II

0

Total Credit Hours:18

Senior Year

Fall Semester

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

ENS 114Musical Theatre Production

1

ENS 132Musical Theatre

1

ENS 201Musical Theatre Workshop

1

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

THR 210Stage Management

2

THR 350

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 400Cross-cultural Experience

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Arts & Sciences Elective: Choose from: SOC 101, PHI 201, SOC 203 or POL 202.

Spring Semester

THE 320

SCI ____SCI CORE (100/200 Level)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MPR 401Performance Career Seminar

1

MPR 499Senior Recital

1

THR 360

THR 340History of Musical Theatre and Repertoire

3

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 450Worship and Performing Arts Practicum

1

Total Credit Hours:18

Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level): Choose from: HUM 422 or HUM 440.

Summer Credits:

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3