Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre Arts: Musical Theatre

SAMPLE Course Sequence

First Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
*DAN 2203, Jazz II 2 DAN 1206, Musical Stage Dance 2
*DAN 2205, Ballet II 2 THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum 1
DT 1306, Movement for the Performer 3 THA 1162, Musical Theatre Voice - Studio 1
THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum 1 THA 1304, Speech for the Actor 3
THA 1161, Musical Theatre Voice  - Studio 1 THA 2312, Principles of Acting II 3
THA 1301, Voice for the Actor 3 **ENGL 1301, Ess. of College Rhetoric 3
THA 2302, Principles of Acting 3 Life & Physical Sciences with Lab 4
THA 2303, Theatre Appreciation (Majors) 3    
TOTAL 18 TOTAL 17

 

Second Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
*2 hours DAN Elective 2 (*Additional Dance as needed for leveling)  
THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum 1 THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum  1
THA 2101, Stage Makeup 1 THA 2161, Musical Theatre Voice - Studio 1
THA 2161, Musical Theatre Voice - Studio 1 THA 3351, Theatre in the Community 3
THA 4300, Script Analysis 3 **Music Theory 3
**Music Theory 3 **Mathematics/Logic Required Course 3
**ENGL 1302, Adv. College Rhetoric 3 **US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310) 3
Soc. & Behavioral Sciences Required Course 3 Language, Philosophy, & Culture Course 3
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 17

 

Third Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
(*Additional Dance as needed for leveling)   (*Additional Dance as needed for leveling)  
DAN 1101, Tap I 1 DAN 3203 or 3205, Jazz III or Ballet III 2
THA 2305, Elements of Theatrical Design 3 THA 3162, Musical Theatre Voice - Studio 1
THA 3161, Musical Theatre Voice - Studio 1 THA 3309, (Th. His. II) or THA 3362 (Hist. of Mus. Th.) 3
THA 3308, (Th. His. I) or THA 3361 (Mus. Th. Lit.) 3 THA 3332, Acting Period Styles III 3
THA 3310, Auditioning 3 MUEN 3101, University Singers 1
THA 4208, Professional Career Mgmt. 2 Oral Communications Required Course 3
**Mathematics/Logic Required Course 3 **POLS 1301, Amer. Government Org. 3
TOTAL 16  TOTAL 16

 

Fourth Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
(*Additional Dance as needed for leveling)   (*Additional Dance as needed for leveling)  
THA 3104, Adv. House Mgmt. Practicum 1 THA 3309, (Th. His. II) or THA 3362 (Hist. of Mus. Th.) 3
THA 3308, (Th. His. I) or THA 3361 (Mus. Th. Lit.) 3 THA 4162, Musical Theatre Voice - Studio 1
THA 4161, Musical Theatre Voice - Studio 1 THA 4462, Musical Th. Performance II with Lab 4
THA 4302, Stage Directing Methods 3 Life & Physical Sciences with Lab 4
THA 4361, Musical Th. Performance I 3 **US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310) 3
**POLS 2302, Amer. Public Policy 3    
TOTAL 14 TOTAL 15

 

Total program hours—130 minimum

*Musical Theatre students may be required to take technique classes at a Level I - only one of which will apply to the Degree Plan as 2 hours of DAN electives. Completion of technique at the Level I may be necessary for certain students in order to gain the skills required for Level II courses.

**Courses that may be considered in summer terms - away from TTU if fewer than 90 total credit hours earned or at TTU - if student wishes to graduate in four years with lighter course loads in Fall and Spring semesters.