Musical Theatre

Bachelor of Music

CIP 50.0901

ACCREDITED BY: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Total Curriculum Requirements (120 Hours)

University Studies Requirements (32 Hours)

(See University Studies)

Music Courses Requirements (49 Hours)

  • Six successful semesters of MUS 101 are required. To successfully complete the course each semester the student must gain credit for 10 approved recitals and have no more than one absence from required assembly programs.

  • Applied music is studied at two credits each semester. Periodic jury and proficiency examinations are required. A half-recital must be given in the final semester of study. 

  • All BM Music Theatre majors are expected to fulfill the Aural Skills, Theory, and Keyboard requirement.

    Aural Skills MUS 170, MUS 173, MUS 270, MUS 273 and Theory MUS 171, MUS 174, MUS 271, MUS 274 must be taken in sequence, with a "C" or better to continue in the sequence. Keyboard MUS 172, MUS 175 must be taken in sequence, with a "C" or better to continue.

Theatre Courses Requirements (26 Hours)

  • Students must complete:

    • THD 103, Theatre Foundations
    • THD 111, Acting I
    • THD 260, Music Theatre Dance I
    • THD 262, Jazz Dance I
    • THD 265, Ballet I
    • THD 267, Tap I
    • THD 270, Stage Combat
    • THD 310, Acting II
    • THD 321, Entertainment Makeup
    • THD 344, Theatre Hist and Lit II
    • THD 360, Music Theatre Dance II
    • THD 410, Acting III

Music Ensembles (7 Hours)

  • Students are required to participate in a major ensemble involving their primary instrument concurrent with every semester of applied music study. Major ensembles include Concert Choir, Vox Lumina,  and Una Voce. Some performance areas have more specific requirements. Students should consult their advisors and applied lesson teachers for detailed requirements.

Theatre Electives (6 Hours)

  • Students are may choose between THD 140, 142, 275, 362, 365, 366, 367, or 368.

additional information

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.



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