Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Musical Theatre

Minor in Musical Theatre
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Arts and Letters

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Theatre

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Musical Theatre

The Minor in Musical Theatre, which is administered by the Department of Theatre, offers a unique opportunity for students to study musical theatre and its practical foundations. The minor consists of individually prescribed blocks of courses designed to provide a guided performance and academic experience tailored to each student’s career goals. The Minor in Musical Theatre prepares students for careers that are directly related to musical theatre while affording opportunities to expand creative, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills that will prove useful in many professional areas.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. Students who are interested in the minor are eligible to apply if either they are in good academic standing and have registered for or completed THR 101 Acting I. Students apply for the minor in the spring of their freshman or sophomore year by submitting an application through the Department of Theatre. Applications are reviewed prior to annual enrollment. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate advisor in the Department of Theatre.

Requirements for the Minor in Musical Theatre
Complete 19 credits from the following:
1. All of the following courses (13 credits):
THR 101 Acting I 3
THR 202L Voice Studio I Laboratory 4
THR 204 Topics in Acting/Directing I 2
THR 304 Topics in Acting/Directing II 2
THR 495 Musical Theatre Workshop 2
Students should enroll in the appropriate topic for THR 204 and 304 as directed by the academic advisor.
2. A minimum of 6 credits from the following courses:
DAN 251 Introduction to Dance 2
DAN 351 Dance Technique I 2
DAN 352 Dance Technique II 2
DAN 451 Dance Technique III 2
DAN 452 Dance Technique IV 2