Jun 17, 2019  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Musical Theatre, B.A.

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Xavier University’s theatre department combines practical experiences and professional collaborations with a rigorous curriculum. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Musical Theatre offers students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to be a successful musical theatre artist. The program prepares students for professional experience outside of Xavier by fostering a practical, cross-cultural and student-oriented curriculum.


Core Curriculum

See Undergraduate Core Curriculum  

Major Requirements

56 credit hours

Theatre Courses

46 hours

  • THTR 100: Introduction to Theatre
  • THTR 120: Acting I 
  • THTR 150: Stagecraft
  • THTR 195: Voice and Movement Ensemble
  • THTR 196: Musical Theatre Studio
  • THTR 197: Voice for Theatre Majors
  • THTR198: Theatre Tech. Workshop
  • THTR199: Theatre Perf. Workshop
  • THTR 205: Theatre History I
  • THTR 206: Theatre History II
  • THTR 208: Vocal Health and Wellness for Actors
  • THTR 209: Hearing for the Musical Theatre Actor
  • THTR 211: Script Analysis
  • THTR 219: American Musical Theatre
  • THTR 221: Auditions
  • THTR 232: Advanced Musical Theatre
  • THTR 320: Acting II
  • THTR 460: Senior Musical Theatre Thesis 

Dance/Movement Courses

10 credit hours

  • Jazz 2 Credits 
  • Tap 2 Credits
  • Ballet 2 Credits
  • Elective 2 Credits
  • THTR 250: Alexander Technique

General Electives

10 credit hours

Additional Requirements

  • Participation and Attendance in Studio Class each semester
  • Pass a comprehensive musical theatre exam during the spring semester of senior year.
  • At least one participation in a regional audition/interview event (SETC, UPTA, etc.). Event must be approved by faculty.
  • Production attendance for all shows in which not cast or holding a technical position.
  • Attendance at 20 professional productions outside of Xavier, with at least eight being musical productions.
  • Audition for all departmental productions, specifically musicals.


  • A 3.000 cumulative average must be attained in the theatre major.
  • Students are required to have regular advising meetings with their theatre department advisor.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours

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