Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Musical Theater

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Kyle Metzger, Minor Advisor
(215) 717-6450



The musical theater minor is offered to students majoring in disciplines related to musical theater performance. Students looking to explore and strengthen their interest in musical theater are encouraged to consider this minor. The minor offers classes in acting, dance, music, singing, and musical theater performance techniques that are not included in the related majors.

This program is designed solely for students within the Schools of Dance, Music and Theater 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, and vocalist enhances students’ ability to succeed in the minor and in the theater profession at large.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate students majoring in Acting; Directing Playwriting + Production; Dance; Vocal Performance, who have completed 12 credits and who have earned a 3.0 GPA in their major, 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.

Program Requirements (15-16 credits)

Requirements for Acting majors

Requirements for Dance majors

Requirements for Directing, Playwriting & Production

Requirements for Instrumental Performance, Composition, and Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology majors

Requirements for Theater Design & Technology majors

Requirements for Voice majors

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