College of Performing Arts Sophomores who have earned a 3 GPA in their major, including Voice; Acting; Directing, Playwriting and Production; and Dance majors, may audition to enroll in the Musical Theater minor. The faculty in the Schools of Dance, Music, and Theater conduct auditions required for admission to the minor, which is restricted to students most apt to succeed in cross-disciplinary training. A grade of B or better in the initial cross-discipline courses in Voice, Dance, and /or Acting, normally taken in the minor during the Sophomore year, is required to continue through the sequence of courses in the minor.
This program is designed solely for students majoring in Voice, Acting, Theater Management and Production, and Dance because their success in the minor is due in part to their continuing, concentrated study and growth in their individual majors. In other words, ongoing development as a dancer, actor, or vocal major enhances students’ ability to succeed in the minor and beyond in the theater profession.
Courses used toward the Musical Theater minor will not count toward requirements in the student’s major. They do count toward elective requirements. Students in the minor who take Musical Theater History I and/or II may use those courses toward their liberal arts program electives.