2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Musical Theatre Major (BFA)

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Majors: Musical Theatre, Biblical Studies 

Major Mission: The Musical Theatre major is designed to facilitate a high level of artistic training that, paired with the students' biblical studies, will produce cross-cultural leaders uniquely prepared to influence the world of musical theatre with grace and truth and to serve the local body with their gifts and talents. 

Major Outcomes: Students will accomplish department objectives, as well as 

Core Music Outcomes

1. Technical Skill: The student will demonstrate basic musicianship skills in sight-singing, dictation, conducting, voice and piano.

2. Faith Integration: The student will describe and demonstrate the integration of a Biblical worldview in the life and career of an artist.

  3. Synthesis: The student will apply historical and theoretical understanding to the analysis, performance, and creation of musical forms, processes, and structures found in representative examples from the western music tradition.

Musical Theatre Outcomes: In addition, the student will:

4. Demonstrate the highest possible level of performance in voice, dance and acting consistent with expectations for entrance into the profession.

5. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of musical theatre repertoire.

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 101Chorale (Non-credit)

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 101Chorale (Non-credit)

0

ENS 132Musical Theatre

1

MAP 201Applied Music - Voice

1

MUL 101Piano Lab I

1

MUS 101Music Theory I

3

MUS 101LMusicianship I Lab

1

THR 201Acting / Meisner I

2

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 101Chorale (Non-credit)

0

ENS 201Musical Theatre Workshop

1

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUS 102Music Theory II

3

MUS 102LMusicianship II Lab

1

THR 140Jazz I

1

THR 210Stage Management

2

THR 301Acting / Meisner II

2

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 101Chorale (Non-credit)

0

ENS 132Musical Theatre

1

ENS 136Dance Workshop

1

ENS 202Opera Workshop

1

MAP 201Applied Music - Voice

1

MUL 102Piano Lab II

1

MUS 201Music Theory III

3

MUS 201LMusicianship Lab III

1

MUS 221Conducting I

3

THR 240Jazz II

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

HUM 240Music History I

3

ENS 104Chapel Guild

1

ENS 114Drama Troupe

1

ENS 201Musical Theatre Workshop

1

MAP 201Applied Music - Voice

1

MUS 202LMusicianship IV Lab

1

THR 351Tap I

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 301Worship & Performing Arts Internship I

0

Total Credit Hours:18

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 104Chapel Guild

1

ENS 132Musical Theatre

1

ENS 136Dance Workshop

1

MAP 201Applied Music - Voice

1

MUS 211Introduction to Composition

3

THR 352Tap II

1

THR 401Acting / Meisner III

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

MAT ____MAT Core

3

ENS 114Drama Troupe

1

ENS 132Musical Theatre

1

ENS 201Musical Theatre Workshop

1

MAP 201Applied Music - Voice

1

THR 210Stage Management

2

THR 350

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 400Cross-cultural Experience

0

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 201Applied Music - Voice

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:19

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

Summer Credits:

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3