Nov 14, 2019  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

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

Requirements


Core Curriculum


See Undergraduate Core Curriculum  

Major Requirements


56 credit hours

Theatre Courses


46 credit 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
  • Tap
  • Ballet
  • Elective
  • 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.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


Musical Theatre, B.A.


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree.  See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • ENGL 101/115
  • PHIL 100
  • CORE 100
  • CORE 101
  • THTR 196: MUSICAL THEATRE STUDIO
  • THTR 100:INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE
  • THTR 120: ACTING I
  • THTR 197: VOICE FOR THEATRE MAJORS
  • DANC: BALLET 1

Second Semester


  • THEO 111
  • CORE 102
  • HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
  • THTR 197: VOICE FOR THEATRE MAJORS
  • THTR 221: AUDITION PROCESS
  • DANC: BALLET 2
  • THTR 195: VOICE AND MOVEMENT ENSEMBLE
  • THTR 199: THEATRE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
  • THTR 196: MUSICAL THEATRE STUDIO
  • THTR 150: STAGECRAFT 3

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE 1/2
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE
  • THTR 205: THEATRE HISTORY I/ORAL FLAG
  • THTR 196: MUSICAL THEATRE STUDIO
  • THTR 197: VOICE FOR THEATRE MAJORS
  • THTR 208: VOCAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR ACTORS
  • DANC: JAZZ 1
  • THTR 219: AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE
  • THTR 195: VOICE AND MOVEMENT ENSEMBLE

Second Semester


  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE 2/2
  • LIT AND THE MORAL IMAGINATION
  • THTR 206: THEATRE HISTORY II/WRITING FLAG
  • THTR 196: MUSICAL THEATRE STUDIO
  • THTR 197: VOICE FOR THEATRE MAJORS
  • THTR 209: HEARING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE ACTOR 2
  • DANC: JAZZ 2
  • THTR 232: ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE
  • THTR 199: THEATRE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP 1

Junior Year


First Semester


  • SCIENCE ELECTIVE 
  • MATH PERSPECTIVES 
  • THTR 196: MUSICAL THEATRE STUDIO 
  • THTR 197: VOICE FOR THEATRE MAJORS 
  • DANC: TAP 1 
  • THTR 250: ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE 
  • THTR 211: SCRIPT ANALYSIS 
  • ACTING II 
  • THTR 195: VOICE AND MOVEMENT ENSEMBLE

Second Semester


  • NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 
  • PHILISOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES
  • DIVERSITY ELECTIVE 
  • THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES 
  • THTR 196: MUSICAL THEATRE STUDIO 
  • THTR 197: VOICE FOR THEATRE MAJORS 
  • DANC: TAP 2 
  • THTR 250: ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE 
  • THTR 198: THEATRE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP 

Senior Year


First Semester


  • HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 
  • QUANTITATIVE FLAG 
  • THTR 196: MUSICAL THEATRE STUDIO 
  • THTR 197: VOICE FOR THEATRE MAJORS
  • DANC: DANCE ELECTIVE 1 
  • THTR 199: THEATRE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP 
  • GENERAL ELECTIVE
  • GENERAL ELECTIVE

Second Semester


  • ER&S ELECTIVE 
  • THTR 460: SENIOR MT THESIS 
  • THTR 196: MUSICAL THEATRE STUDIO 
  • THTR 197: VOICE FOR THEATRE MAJORS 
  • DANC: DANCE ELECTIVE 2 
  • THTR 199: THEATRE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP 
  • GENERAL ELECTIVE 
  • GENERAL ELECTIVE 

Notes


  • 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.

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