Winthrop University: Majors and More - Bachelor of Arts in Theatre: Musical Theatre

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Majors and More

Theatre and Dance

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre:  Musical Theatre

General Education


Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy


Shared Skills and Proficiencies
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition


HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing


Oral Communication Met in major with THRA 120 0
Technology See approved list 3
Intensive Writing Met in major with THRT 386 0
Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
Physical Activity Met in major with DANA course 0
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives Met in major with THRT 210


Historical Perspectives Met in major with THRT 385


Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives


Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators


Humanities and Arts Met in major with MUSA, MUST and DANA courses


Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
Quantitative Skills See approved list (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  [If 2 courses taken, must be in 2 different groups:  Life, Physical ,Earth]


Subtotal   28-34
Major Courses (C- or better required in each course.)


   THRA 120 Acting I


   THRA 180 Technical Theatre Practicum: Running Crew


   THRA 255 Movement for the Actor


   THRA 265 Voice for the Actor 3
   THRA 320 Acting II


   THRA 413 Auditioning for Musical Theatre


   THRA 414 Musical Theatre Workshop 3
   THRT 110 Introduction to Design for Theatre 3
   THRT 115 Introduction to Production 3
   THRT 210 Script Analysis 3
   THRT 385 Theatre History and Literature I 3
   THRT 386 Theatre History and Literature II 3
   THRT 388 Musical Theatre History 3
   Vocal Ensembles, chosen from:                                                                                                                                                                        
    MUSA 151 Winthrop Collegiate Choir 1
    MUSA 152 Winthrop Chorale 1
    MUSA 153 Jazz Voices 1
    MUSA 154 Chamber Singers 1
    MUSA 171 Voice Class 1
    MUSA 172 Voice Class 1
   Music Proficiency (or may pass proficiency exam)+  3
    MUST 101+ Basic Musicianship (2)
    MUST 103+ Basic Aural Skills (1)
    MUSA 101D Voice:  Non-major 4
    MUSA 180 Basic Piano (2 semesters) 2
    DANA 101 Beginning Modern Dance 1
    DANA 102 Intermediate Modern Dance 1
    DANA 104 Beginning Ballet 1
    DANA 105 Intermediate Ballet 1
    DANA 111 or 112 Modern IA, Modern IB 1
    DANA 121 or 122 Ballet IA, Ballet IB 1
    DANA 231 Tap Dance 1
    DANA 251 Jazz Technique I 1
    DANA 261 Musical Theatre Dance Forms 1
    Above dance requirement unless double-majoring or minoring in dance, then any 9 credits from THRA, THRT, DANA, DANT, THED, or  DCED



General Electives  




Not more than 36 hours in any one subject designator may be applied toward the major for a BA degree.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

Last Updated: 7/10/20