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Musical Theatre Minor

Interested in Musical Theatre? The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor for Musical Theatre.

The musical theatre minor offers experience and training in music, theatre, and dance. Musical theatre is prominent in America as art, entertainment, social commentary, and civic engagement; it therefore plays a part in Jesuit education of the whole person for the service of others. The objectives of this program include entry-level proficiency for a career in performance, enhancement in teaching, or further training in graduate school; audition techniques; performance of acting, singing, and theatrical dance; and knowledge of the cultural history and various forms of musical theatre. The student may pursue and must declare one of two tracks: American musical theatre (Broadway) or lyric theatre (opera/operetta).

For your convenience, we've included the Academic Requirements for the Minor on this page as well, although the Department of Theatre and Dance is not directly involved in the minor.

Two tracks are available in the Musical Theatre Minor: American Musical Theatre or Lyric Theatre. Courses below are the same for both except as shown below. Some classes are taught every other year.


MUSC 1 Theory I 
MUSC 1A Musicianship I 

MUSC 34 Beginning Voice or higher level
Three quarters of on-campus private voice instruction (these may be taken as either lower or upper division credits)

THTR 8 Acting for Nonmajors
THTR 10 Introduction to Performance Collaboration or THTR 24 Acting

American musical theatre track - DANC 40 and 41 (or higher level depending upon proficiency) 
Lyric theatre track - DANC 43 and 46 (or higher level depending upon proficiency)

Students in American musical theatre track: 

DANC 55 or 155; and two of the following - THTR 165, THTR 80 or 180, and THTR 123


Students in Lyric theatre option: 

THTR 123 and two of the following - MUSC 109 (or maybe be taken as independent study), MUSC 53 or 153, and MUSC 194